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Frederick William Closey

Portrait of Private Frederick Closey, Archives New Zealand, R24184117. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Frederick Closey, Archives New Zealand, R24184117. Image may be subject to copyr …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick William AWMM
  • Surname
    Closey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 56558 AWMM
    • 800636 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 December 1888 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    5 December 1888 Public - Cheryl - Other relative - 16 April 2017 - Family Papers
  • Place of birth
    Bury, Lancashire, England Public - Cheryl - Other relative - 16 April 2017 - Family Papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Emma Closey (mother), Otorohanga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 August 1917 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    MM. London Gazette 16 July 1918 p8333, Rec. No. 2058 "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty, during attack near Beaumont at 2pm on 30th March 1918, Private Closey three times, at great personal risk delivered important messages to Battalion Head Quarters. On each occasion he had to cross ground swept by Machine Gun fire. He also took messages forward through heavy fire and performed his duties as a runner in a courageous and most praiseworthy manner." AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Joyce Ivy (nee Claridge) Closey, married 1919.

    Three brothers served in WW1 and WW2: Frederick William Closey (56558, 800636); Septimus James Edgar Closey (25/15, N/N) and Robert Vincent Closey (12/2979, 23072). AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    9 May 1962 AWMM
    Age 73 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Manukau Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Crematorium (Papatoetoe Cemetery), 357 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland AWMM Anglican Plot-809 AWMM
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
16 April 2017CherylAucklandOther relative

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