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Frederick James Gwilliam

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Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick James AWMM
  • Surname
    Gwilliam AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Fred AWMM
  • Service number
    7008 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 May 1904 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 27 September 1939 AWMM 74 Esplanade Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Ruby Jessica Dalziel Gwilliam (wife), 74 Esplanade Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM

Service

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 27 September 1939 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      9 stone 6 pounds AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Developed eye problem 11 November 1941 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Contracted pneumonia 22 November 1942 and relinquished command of 24 Btn to recuperate at hospital. AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Emphysema AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Father and father-in-law to Roseanne and Graham Taylor, grandfather of Phillip and Nicholas. He was the brother of George, Lydia (Mrs Stanway), Violet (Mrs Corbett), Gordon, Louisa (Mrs Robins), and Phyllis (Mrs Williams).

      Commanding Officer (CO) of 27 (Machine-Gun) Battalion, January 1941 - July 1942. CO of 24 Infantry Battalion, 26 July 1942 - 22 November 1942.

      Became a town clerk in Auckland City 1953-63. Former member of the local-government commission

      Life member of Town Clerks and Municipal Treasurers Institute; First president Orewa Lions Club; Member of Orewa Licensing board; Member of Rotary Club Auckland, Auckland Officers Club, Former President and life member of Orewa Bowling Club. Keen golfer, bowler and fisherman AWMM
    • Family details incorrect should be
      He was a brother of George, Lydia (Mrs Stanway), Violet (Mrs Corbett), Gordon, Louisa (Mrs Robins), Phyllis (Mrs Williams) Public - Walter George - Other relative - 4 March 2017 - Family papers
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 April 1982 AWMM
    Age 77 AWMM
    TakapunaNorth Shore City AWMM
  • Date of death
    4 April 1982 Public - Walter George - Other relative - 4 March 2017 - Family papers
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium (Schnapper Rock), Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM Northern Division RSA Ash Lawn Section 2 Block A Row C Plot 14 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 4 April 1982 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
04 March 2017Walter GeorgeManurewaOther relative

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