Robert William Biddle

Surname
Biddle
Forename(s)
Robert William

World War 2

Serial No
801891
Rank
Lance Corporal
Address on enlistment
Wainui Beach, New Zealand
Next of kin on enlistment
Mrs M. Biddle (wife), Kutarere, New Zealand

Comments (3)

I am a whanau member, who is writing a book about my whanau's military history. I am having trouble sourcing a photograph of William aka 'Boye' in uniform or during WW2. Please contact me if you have a photo of him or know where a photo may be. Thanks. Brent Kerehona (former Corporal).

Tena koutou katoa, I am seeking information about 'Boye' Biddle and his brother Jack Hohua (aka John Hohua Biddle), who both served in Italy with the Maori Battalion. Over the past six years, I have been researching and writing a book on New Zealand's military history. My research website can be viewed at http://www.tumatauenga.webs.com Ideally, I would love to speak with any B Coy veterans who might have known them - any stories or recollections. Boye was from the Waimana then Kutarere areas and became a Ringatu minister following his return from WWII. Jack was from the Ruatoki and then Whakatane areas. Paora Kruger knew them and was going to tell me of some of his memories, however unfortunately, he passed away only weeks prior to my trip to New Zealand (I live in Sydney). If anyone can help, I can be contacted at: [email protected] Best Regards to all. Brent Kerehona (Pukepuke-Ahitapu) BA, MTeach (former Corporal, Australian Army)