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Maurice William Ware

Portrait provided by Ian Vaudrey 2012 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait provided by Ian Vaudrey 2012 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Maurice William AWMM
  • Surname
    Ware AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    62468 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 October 1918 AWMM WoodvilleManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 10 July 1940 AWMM c/o P.B. McPhee, Stanley Rd, Te Aroha, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J. Ware (father), Stanley Road, Te Aroha, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 April 1941 AWMM Legally Separated AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    62468 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fresh AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, Unknown Period AWMM
      scar on left cheek AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded late 1941. Admitted to 1 NZ General Hospital 14 December 1941. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ware was brought before a court-martial on 15 March 1943 on several charges: 1) Theft of property from the NAAF Institute and 2) resisting arrest. He was found guilty and given 28 days' detention. His sentence was later suspended after a review of his case.

    On 1 April 1943, he forfeited 14 days' pay when he broke out of his barracks.

    On 28 April 1943, Ware was placed on the medical roll (due to a wound he had suffered in late 1941) to be shipped back to New Zealand. He was sent home from Egypt aboard the SS Oranje on 24 June 1943, arriving in Wellington on 15 July 1943. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    5 June 1987 AWMM
    Age 78 AWMM
    KaiapoiCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • 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.367 AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM

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