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Rawdon St John Beere

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Rawdon St John Beere. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacrifice' collection. ©IWM HU 113606
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rawdon St John AWMM
  • Surname
    Beere AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 1/040 AWMM
    • 24/3 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 December 1879 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Day's Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Constance May Beere (wife), Day's Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Married/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Officer commanding the embarkation aboard HMNZT 34.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of 2 & 4 Battalions, New Zealand Rifle Brigade during WWI.

    Appointed Officer Commanding (OC) of 2 NZ Infantry Brigade, 1925.

    OC of Wellington Division Home Guard, 1940-45.

    Member of 1911 Coronation contingent.

    Colonel Beere's son, Ian St John Beere, was killed in World War 2. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    19 May 1968 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Section: SOLD NICHE, Plot Number: 23 DIV C2 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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