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Boyd William Bayly

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Boyd William AWMM
  • Surname
    Bayly AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Boyde AWMM
    • Mick AWMM
  • Service number
    7485 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 May 1904 AWMM OmataTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 3 October 1939 AWMM Ascot House, Dawson Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.T. Bayly (mother), Omata, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7485 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 3 October 1939 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    Salesman/Civilian AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland AWMM
      Crete, Greece AWMM
      1 May 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Crete List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag 357 (No 2), Thorn, modern day Toruń, Poland 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 22757 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 5.5 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fresh AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Septicemia AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Additionally, his discharge certificate gives his declared age at enlistment as 32, but he would have been 35 in 1939 if he was born in 1904.

    Text of death notice: "BAYLY, Boyde William (Mick), -- Regt No 7427 Pte 2nd NZEF Ex. POW. Suddenly, at Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth, on Tuesday, December 17, 1974. Dearly loved husband of Norma Bayly, 2 Warangi Street, New Plymouth. No flowers please." (NZ Herald, 19 December 1974)

    Conflicting information regarding some of Bayly's biographical details: Bayly's paybook incorrectly gives the year of his birth as 1906; his death notice in the NZ Herald incorrectly gives his serial number as 7427. His first name was alternately spelled Boyd, and Boyde. It is spelled "Boyd" on his official military documents and "Boyde" elsewhere, although in his paybook it is spelled with an 'e', but the 'e' has been crossed out. His Prisoner of War Diary, medals and other military articles given to National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 December 1974 AWMM
    Age 70 AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    New Plymouth Cemetery, New Plymouth, New Zealand AWMM Tehenui Soldiers Area AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice:New Zealand Herald, 19 December 1974 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record 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
      WW2 1: WW2 16 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: 19 December 1974 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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