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Charles Cedric Rowe

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Cedric AWMM
  • Surname
    Rowe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Chas AWMM
    • Charlie AWMM
  • Service number
    40806 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 June 1917 AWMM AwatunaTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 9 January 1941 AWMM Toko, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Thomas Albert Rowe (father), Toko, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 April 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 9 January 1941 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Tractor operator/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      May 1942 - sent to hospital in Nazareth with a swollen knee. Entertained fellow invalids with song. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Best friends in Army were: Jack Kelsall, George Hall, Fred Scully, and George Newland.

    Highly respected Major Doug Coleman and Padre Jamieson.

    Liked transporting Indian soldiers the best.

    Married Patricia Helen Resli Bayly in 1946. They had six children.

    Died from brain stem infarction

    Cremated at Maunu Cemetery, Whangarei, New Zealand. Ashes buried at Kopuatama Cemetery, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    18 June 1991 AWMM
    Age 73 AWMM
    KawakawaBay of Islands AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kopuatama Cemetery, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM Plot 22, block 72B AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Stratford Press, 21 June 1991: The death took place on Tuesday, June 18 of Charles Cedric Rowe, aged 74, at Paihia. Charlie was a well known identity in Huinga and Toko where he farmed most of his life before moving to Kaikohe. He was deputy chairman of the Stratford Dairy Co for many years and served on all district committees. He was associated with the Kiwi concert party and well known as a singer in entertainment circles. Charlie is survived by his wife Resli, and five children. AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Stratford Press AWMM
      Obituary: Stratford Press, 21 June 1991 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.307 AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1954). RMT: official history of the 4th and 6th Reserve Mechanical Transport Companies. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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