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Cyril Leonard Omundsen

Male 1901 - 1969  (68 years)


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  • Name Cyril Leonard Omundsen 
    • The War Years
      Cyril enlisted in the 2nd world war in Jan 1941 which meant he was 40 when he joined.
      It is said he lied about his age, but the army would have probably turned a blind eye anyway.

      A quick rundown on his service overseas is below:
      His Army Registration Number was 40979

      1941 - He arrived in Egypt at the Maadi camp in Cairo in May 1941, but was captured on 24th Nov 1941 and put in a POW camp near Tobruk.

      1942 - He was freed by South African troops on 2nd Jan 1942, and returned back to the Maadi camp.
      In March 1942 he transferred to Syria , and then in Oct 1942 he transferred back to the Maadi camp.

      1942-1943 - From Nov 1942 till July 1943 he was stationed in the desert in North Africa, finally ending up back in the Maadi camp.

      1943-1944 - In Nov 1943 he shipped over to Bari in Italy, and in April 1944 he is joined by two of his brothers Ardie (Adolf) and Roly (Roland) who joined his unit.

      1945 - He embarked for home on 17th March 1945 from Tunisia, and arrived in Wellington on 24th April 1945.

      His was discharged from the Army on 3rd August 1945, giving him a total service time of 4 years, and 185 days.
    Born 8 Aug 1901  Dannevirke New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Sep 1969  Wanganui New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Sep 1969  Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Cyril is buried in the Aramoho Cemetry in Wanganui , Plot 316 Roman Catholic, Lawn B/5
    Person ID I11  Omundsen
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2018 

    Father Edvart Tobias Omundsen,   b. 12 Aug 1859, Freydenland, Greipstad, Vest-Agder, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1940, Piripiri Dannevirke New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Leamon Carter,   b. 8 Jun 1873, Gloucester, Gloucestershire England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1953, Dannevirke New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1891  Maharahara New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Miriam Mayes,   b. 1 Nov 1904, Wanganu,i New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1944, Tokanui Hospital, Te Awamutu, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1926  Palmerston North, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Paul Leonard Omundsen,   b. 4 Aug 1927, Palmerston North NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1994, Masterton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Marie Joy Omundsen,   b. 22 Mar 1929, Palmerston North, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sept 2018, Wellington, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Family ID F186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rita Agnes Benefield,   b. 5 Oct 1915, Wanganui NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 2001, Wanganui NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 12 May 1945  Wanganui NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Peter Anthony Omundsen,   b. 2 Feb 1946, Wanganui NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. David Christopher Omundsen,   b. 26 Mar 1947, Wanganui New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Kathleen Mary Omundsen,   b. 16 Dec 1948, Wanganui NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Gary Francis Omundsen,   b. 13 Jul 1950, Wanganui NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. Lloyd Philip Omundsen,   b. 9 Jun 1952, Wanganui NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 2002, Auckland NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     6. Victor Stephen Omundsen,   b. 25 Mar 1954, Wanganui NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     7. Raymond Joseph Omundsen,   b. 17 Apr 1956, Wanganui NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     8. Gaye Patricia Omundsen,   b. 7 Sep 1958, Wanganui NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     9. Brian Allan Omundsen,   b. 29 May 1960, Wanganui NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
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    Last Modified 17 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Cyril & Rita Omundsen
    Cyril & Rita Omundsen
    Aramoho Cemetry Wanganui New Zealand