Raymond Candlish AWMM
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Address before enlistment
WW2 Pre 1940 AWMM 11 Arawa Ave., Devonport, Auckland N. 1 AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
WW2 Mrs. F.G. Queree, care of Mrs. E. Smith, Llandaff House, Poringland, Norfolk, England (wife) AWMM
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Enlisted with 2NZEF as Second-in-command (2I/C) of 7 Anti-Tank Regiment, New Zealand Artillery (NZA).
Promoted to Brigade Major in October 1940.
Appointed General Staff Officer grade 2 (GSO2) of 2 NZ Division, June 1941.
Promoted to Lt Colonel and appointed Commanding Officer (CO) of 4 Field Regiment, NZA, June 1942.
Promoted to Colonel and appointed GSO1, 2 NZ Division, September 1942.
Appointed Brigadier, General Staff, February 1944.
CO of 5 Field Regiment, NZA, June 1944.
Commander Royal Artillery (CRA) of 2 NZ Division, August 1945.
Quartermaster General (QMG) of NZ Army, May 1948.
Adjutant General, November 1954.
Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty the Queen, 1955.
Vice Chief of General Staff (CGS), 1956.
Senior Army Liaison Officer, London, U.K., 1960.
Retired from active service in 1964.
Served as Director of Civil Defence, 1965-70. AWMM
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I am very proud of men like my grandfather. I will always respect and remember the hard work and determination that men like him gave during their lives.
Public - Justin - Direct descendant - 9 April 2016
- Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
- Murphy, W. (1966). 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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