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Cyril Donnell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cyril AWMM
  • Surname
    Donnell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12200 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 April 1908 AWMM InvercargillSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 23 April 1940 AWMM Landing, Greymouth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.M. Donnell (mother), Te Wae Wae, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12200 AWMM
  • Military service
    Cadets and Territorials (7 years) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 23 April 1940 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    Sawmill hand/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      18 May 1941-May 1945 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-D (later 306) AWMM
      15 September 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-B, Wolfsberg, Austria AWMM
      4 August 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Oflag III-C (Later 383) AWMM
      3 November 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Oflag III-C (Later 383) AWMM
      23 March 1943 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag 383, Hohenfels, Bavaria, Germany 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.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1 May 1945 AWMM 14 May 1945, safe in UK AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    • WWII 4253 AWMM
    • 1527 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 7 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 8 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      hazel AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, Unknown Period AWMM
      rupture operation right side AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 8 November 1945 AWMM
    End of war AWMM
    Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Mary Elizabeth Donnell, who died 29 October 1998, aged 73. She is buried with Cyril.

    Private Donnell was reported missing 18 May 1941, and was confirmed as a POW 1 July 1941 (his army record says "Prisoner of War. Greece."), POW number 4253. When transferred to Oflag IIIc, he was given POW number 1527; this seems to have reverted to 4253 at Oflag IIIc at a later date (possibly when Oflag IIIc was renamed Stalag 383). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 November 1992 AWMM
    Age 84 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karoro Cemetery, Greymouth, New Zealand AWMM Plot 148 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 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. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 127 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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