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Gordon Anderson Lindell

Portrait, Weekly News 10 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon Anderson AWMM
  • Surname
    Lindell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    20052 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded on Crete AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded seriously in North Africa in 1943 and evacuated to New Zealand AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lindell was fluent in Swedish

    He became Sec Commander in Greece on 6 April 1941

    Promoted to Captain and appointed Adjutant of the NZ Engineers, 1941-42

    In 1943, he was seriously wounded in North Africa and evacuated to New Zealand. He returned to the Middle East in January 1944

    Senior Staff Officer of Engineers, 8th Army, 1943-44

    Promoted to Major and appointed Officer Commanding (OC) of 7 Field Company, NZ Engineers, 1944

    Returned to New Zealand in 1946

    Promoted to Lt Colonel and served as Commander Royal Engineers (CRE), NZ Division, 1953-55

    Colonel Commandant of Royal New Zealand Engineers (RNZE), 1963-70 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    3 May 1988 AWMM
    Age 81 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Papatoetoe Cemetery, 357 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM RETUR-A-846 AWMM
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  • Obituary
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  • External links
    Auckland Council. South burial and cremation records search
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 110 AWMM
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
    • Cody, J.F. (1961). New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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