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Raymond Candlish Queree



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raymond Candlish AWMM
  • Surname
    Queree AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    20001 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 June 1909 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • 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
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1939 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Soldier/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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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  • 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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About death

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  • Death
    18 October 1975 AWMM
    Age 66 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



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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



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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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