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Robert Leslie McGaffin

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Photo from The Weekly News; 19 July 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    McGaffin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    9321 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 August 1902 AWMM HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 145 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.M. McGaffin (mother), Waiouru, 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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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Commanding Officer (CO) of 3 Army Tank Battalion, New Zealand, March 1942

    CO of 27 (Machine-Gun) Battalion, February 1943

    CO 19 Armoured Regiment, April 1943

    CO of NZ Advanced Base, Italy, September 1944

    Returned to NZ, October 1944 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 May 1989 AWMM
    Age 86 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Granddad, your courage and sacrifice during this most difficult time in your life serve as an inspiration for me to live a courageous life. As a soldier in my younger days, I learned the importance of good leadership. Your leadership serves to teach me to lead well during the tough times and to stay the course. You and your efforts will always be remembered.
    Public - Alan Steven - Other Relative - 23 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 111 AWMM
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.111 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.248 AWMM

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23 April 2015Alan StevenAshhurst, New ZealandOther Relative
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