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Norman William McDonald Weir

Portrait of Brigadier Norman William McDonald Weir. Photograph taken at Maadi, Egypt, in August 1943 by George Robert Bull. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, DA-04423-F. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Norman William McDonald AWMM
  • Surname
    Weir AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/39 AWMM
    • WWII 30000 AWMM
    • WWII 800278 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 July 1893 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Defence Department, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 James Weir (father), Pumping-station, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Soldier/Civilian AWMM
    • WW2 1942 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.419 Soldier/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.419
      2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.419
    • WW2 1946-1948 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.141 Soldier/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.141
      2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.141
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served: Auckland Regiment (Lieutenant) 1914-17

    GOC 4 NZ Division 1942

    OC NZ Troops in Egypt 1943-44

    QMG Army Headquarters 1945

    CGS 1946-49 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    11 July 1961 AWMM
    Age 68 AWMM
    CambridgeWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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20 December 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher
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