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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
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Previous Military Experience: High School Cadets
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