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Edward Noel David Nathan

Group, WW2, soldier and fiancee, war bride, Ned and Katina Nathan photographed in the street in Dargaville - This image may be subject to copyright

Group, WW2, soldier and fiancee, war bride, Ned and Katina Nathan photographed in the street in Darg …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Noel David AWMM
  • Surname
    Nathan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ned AWMM
  • Service number
    2880 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 32 Maungakiekie Avenue, Green Lane, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs U. Nathan (mother), Maropiu, via Dargaville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2880 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 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
    • WW2
      DA AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 25000 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ned and Katina married on 3 October 1945 in Sklovopoula where they first met in 1941 following the Battle of Crete. They returned to New Zealand late in 1945. They farmed at Wekaweka from 1946-1955. They moved to Wellington and established the Cafe Crete in Trentham.

    President of the 28th Maori Battalion (N.Z.) Association AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 August 1987 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    urupa, Maitahi Maori Cemetery, Northern Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Edward Noel David Nathan

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  • i wish ned was still alive to see his face once again
    Public - emily - Direct descendant - 15 April 2016
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  • edward nathan was a great man he is special to my heart we will remember them
    Public - emily - Direct descendant - 15 April 2016
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) 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. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 136 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      28 (Maori) Battalion 2006 Reunion Committee AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Oral History, New Zealand Oral History Archive. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Prisoners of War 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force - Repatriated Medically Unfit Protected Personnel [WW2 POW Medically Unfit], 1943 [1946], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393/1/v (R25405151) AWMM
    • Grace, Patricia (2009). Ned and Katina: A true love story. New Zealand: Penguin.

      isbn: 97801430074 Public - Ella - Researcher - 9 January 2019 - https://www.penguin.co.nz/books/ned-and-katina-a-true-love-story-9780143007401

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09 January 2019EllaAucklandResearcher
15 April 2016emilyaustraliaDirect descendant

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