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Rawson Wright

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Portrait (kindly provided with permission of his widow Mrs Wright) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (kindly provided with permission of his widow Mrs Wright) - This image may be subject to co …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rawson AWMM
  • Surname
    Wright AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ross AWMM
  • Service number
    Jayforce 801657 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 August 1919 AWMM DargavilleNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Kaiwaka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jayforce Mr H V Wright (father), 73 Clonbern Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Jayforce 801657 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and 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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Wounded 18 February 1944 AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ross Wright attended Hamilton Boys High School.

    In December 1945 (then) Lieutenant Wright transferred to D Squadron, 2 Divisional Cavalry, as part of the occupation force for Japan. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 March 1997 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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Roll of Honour

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  • Think of you and miss you everyday - Aroha Nui Grandad xx
    Public - Aleisha Jane Wright - Direct descendant - 8 October 2022
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  • Dear great papa Rawson I am so proud to be your great grand daughter. I wish we could have met.

    Love Paris
    Public - Paris - Direct descendant - 20 August 2022
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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. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 213 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Further family information is available from the Albertland Museum AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
08 October 2022Aleisha Jane WrightAucklandDirect descendant
20 August 2022ParisTairua, CoromandelDirect descendant

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