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Full Name
Neil Thomas Caradus
Rank Last Held
Warrant Officer Class 2
Forename(s)
Neil Thomas
Surname
Caradus
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
30505
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
5 September 1918
Place of Birth
Auckland, New Zealand
Religion
Church of England
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Bank clerk
Next of Kin
  • Mr E. Caradus (father), 31 Kainui Road, Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mr E. Caradus (father), 31 Kainui Road, Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status
  • Single
  • Single
Enlistment Address
  • 31 Kainui Road, Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 31 Kainui Road, Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand
Physical Description
Other: Full upper dentures and partial lower
Enlistment Date
16 January 1940
Age on Enlistment
21
Military District
Wellington
Body on Embarkation
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
  • 2nd Division, Headquarters
  • 2nd Division, Headquarters
Embarkation Date
1 May 1940
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Empress of Britain
Destination
Greenock, Scotland
Nominal Roll Number
  • WW2 2
  • WW2 13
Page on Nominal Roll
  • WW2 32
  • WW2 22
Other Units
Cipher Section, Divisional Intelligence Section, New Zealand Intelligence Corps
Military Training
Trentham Camp
Campaigns
  • El Alamein
  • Libya
  • Tripolitania
  • Tunisia
  • Italy
  • North Africa
Military Awards
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
Discharge Date
24 May 1945
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Intelligence Corps, Divisional Intelligence Section, Cipher Section
Place of Death
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Date of Death
12 June 2009
Year of Death
2009
Cemetery Name
Cremated
Obituary
Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 13 June 2009
Biographical Notes
Husband of Joan, they married on the 2 February 1946; father of David and Helen.
Postwar Occupation
Career with ANZ Bank
Description of Image
Portrait, Sergeant Neil Caradus, Wellington in 1943 when he was home from the Middle East on furlough
Additional Information
Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999
Sources Used
Previous Military Experience
High School Cadets
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