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Clifford Laurence Wendelborn

Portrait, Clifford Wendelborn, 1940s. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Clifford Wendelborn, 1940s. - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clifford Laurence AWMM
  • Surname
    Wendelborn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    16215 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • El Alamein AWMM
    • Monte Cassino AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    16215 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 Mar 1940 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    NelsonTasman 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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  • Second child of Hyam and Katherine Wendelborn of Nelson, New Zealand. His father had enlisted during WWI but the war ended before he left the country.

    Clifford's brother, Ronald Leslie (261111), also served with 4 Armoured Brigade during WWII. See his separate Cenotaph record for more details.

    Clifford served as an infantryman, despatch rider, tankman and driver during WWII.

    He repeatedly refused promotion.

    After the war, he worked briefly as a carpenter and farm hand before taking up employment with the Brightwater Dairy Company. He then became the weighting plant manager at Lawries Lime Works until his retirement.

    He purchased some land in Nelson and would seed it by throwing the seeds from the cockpit of a Tiger Moth.

    He never married but lived with Maisie Tarrant for over 30 years. They had no children. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    Feb 1995 AWMM
    Age 80 AWMM
    BrightwaterNelson AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Paul's Cemetery, Brightwater, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • 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
      p.506 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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