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Arthur Charles Guptill

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Image of Gravestone at Purewa Cemetery supplied by Paul Baker December 2013 - This image may be subject to copyright

Image of Gravestone at Purewa Cemetery supplied by Paul Baker December 2013 - This image may be subj …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Guptill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    25601 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Brethren AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 February 1915 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 31 January 1940 AWMM 9 Karaka Street, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Guptill (mother), 9 Karaka St, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 August 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25601 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 31 January 1940 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Duco sprayer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria AWMM
      Greece, Europe AWMM
      20 Apr 1941-Jun 1945 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Greece, Europe List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1 June 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 4280 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Joyce nee Hancox

    While in Egypt, Guptill was fined 15 shillings and forfeited 3 days' pay for being absent without leave.

    Guptill married Joyce after the war.

    An extract from Arthur Guptill's diary is held in the Auckland Museum Armoury Resource Centre. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 May 1965 AWMM
    Age 50 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block M, Row 21, Plot 043 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Roll of Honour, Avondale Baptist Church, 1939-1945, Corner Blockhouse Bay Road and New North Road, Auckland AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Unpublished papers: family papers AWMM
    • Goodwin, T. (2010). Thine, O Lord, is the victory. Auckland, N.Z.: T. Goodwin. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 188 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum Armoury Resource Centre, Biographical vertical file AWMM
    • Goodwin, T. (2010). Thine, O Lord, is the victory. Auckland, N.Z.: T. Goodwin. AWMM
      Goodwin, T. (2010). p. 17 - 18, includes photographs AWMM
    • Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
      Cemetery register no. 24520 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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