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Sydney Neville Balsom

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Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Sydney Neville AWMM
  • Surname
    Balsom AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 631763 AWMM
    • 7840 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 September 1922 AWMM New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 29 July 1943 AWMM C/o Arthur Balsom (brother), Pukearuhe, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr R.H. Balsom (father), AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 25 November 1943 AWMM Single 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
    WW2 29 July 1943 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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 10 1/2 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, Unknown Period AWMM
      scar on left eyebrow AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Liver cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 February 1993 AWMM
    Age 70 AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Awanui Cemetery, Awanui Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand AWMM Services Area, Row E Cremations Plot 34 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Taranaki Daily News, 14 February 1993 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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