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Richard Guy Webb

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Guy AWMM
  • Surname
    Webb AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    23073 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 August 1906 AWMM StratfordTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 10 Lytton Street, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs I.E. Webb (wife), 10 Lytton Street, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      16 Dec 1942-10 May 1945 AWMM
      Taken at El Agheila. Colonel Webb went back to the RAP, expecting to return within an hour, but his wound proved more serious on examination and he was sent down the line. The ambulance which took him away was captured by the enemy and he was made prisoner/With 24 Battalion AWMM
    • WW2
      16 December 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Oflag 79, near Braunschweigh (formerly O.8F) 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 10 May 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Wounded 16 December 1942 at Wadi Matratin, El Agheila during a mortar attack on Battalion HQ AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Headmaster, Te Aute College

    Officer Commanding (OC) of 2 NZ Field Maintenance Unit, November 1941 - January 1942.

    Second-in-command (2 i/c) of 24 Battalion, 26 April - 22 November 1942.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of 24 Battalion, 22 November - 16 December 1942.

    Vice president of the Rotorua RSA AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    Dec 1965 AWMM
    Age 59 AWMM
    NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Te Ao Hou, No. 54 (March 1966) p. 64 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. 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 503 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • Te Ao Hou AWMM
      Obituary: Te Ao Hou, No. 54 (March 1966) p. 64 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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