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Ernest Cleaver

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 16 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Cleaver AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bruiser AWMM
  • Service number
    16407 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 October 1918 AWMM TaihapeManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
    Taihape, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 August 1940 AWMM Kiwi Road, Taihape, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Annie Sophia Cleaver (mother), Kiwi Road, Taihape, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 February 1941 AWMM Single 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 9 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone 6 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Richard and Annie Sophia Cleaver (nee Higgins) of Taihape.

    Before enlistment he was a stock agent with New Zealand Loan & Mercantile Agency, Taihape

    On 19 May 1941 Cleaver was placed on the seriously ill list after having been diagnosed with sub acute carditis. Later on 27 May 1941 he was transferred to the dangerously ill list.

    He was buried at sea off Fremantle, Australia AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 June 1941 AWMM
    Age 22 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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Family grave memorial, Taihape Cemetery AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 3: WW2 89 AWMM
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