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Oliver Mole

Portrait, WW2 Sergeant Mole - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, WW2 Sergeant Mole - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Oliver AWMM
  • Surname
    Mole AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ollie AWMM
  • Service number
    576231 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 July 1909 AWMM LeicesterEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 18 March 1942 AWMM 4 Hawker Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs V.L. Mole (wife), 106 Brittomart Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 December 1942 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    576231 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 7.5 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Stomach ulcer AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Parkinson's Disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Oliver Mole's wife was Violet Lemody (b. 31 January 1913). They had two children, Carol Beverley (b. 5 April 1951) and John Oliver (b. 6 January 1949).

    During his life, his daughter recalled he loved trout fishing at Lake Taupo, tramping, and camping.

    He was discharged near the end of the war. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    6 August 1974 AWMM
    Age 63 AWMM
    SilverstreamWellington Region AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM 195SAP RSA gravemarker AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Evening Post, August 1974 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 279 AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      Death notice: Evening Post, August 1974 AWMM

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