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CARADUS - New Zealand soldiers

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the following is possibly not a complete list of the CARADUS men who served for New Zealand in the wars: BOER, WWI & WWII:


Charles Alexander Caradus (28 Sep 1866-16 Oct 1934)
- War: South African War, 1899-1902 (served with the 10th)
- World War I, (photo)

Serial No.: 2833 & 8530 & 19111

First Known Rank: Private

Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer

Next of Kin: Mrs A.F. Caradus (wife), 13 Wellpark Avenue, Grey Lynn, Auckland - Alice Frances McGUIRE (1874-1934)
- Charles was selected for the NZ All Blacks but did not play
- in 1934 Charles was in St Heliers Bay, Auckland
- parents were possibly James Caradus & Helen ANDERSON

Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force - 15th Reinforcements, J Company

Embarkation Date: 26 July 1916

Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand

Transport: HMNZT 59 OR HMNZT 60

Vessel: Waitemata or Ulimaroa

Destination: Devonport, England


Charles Caradus (1894-1976)

- War: World War I, 1914-1918

Serial No.: 17620

First Known Rank: Gunner

Occupation before Enlistment: Carpenter

Next of Kin: Mrs J.R. Caradus (mother), 35 McKelvie Street, Auckland, New Zealand
- his parents were John Russell CARADUS (1857-1940) & Mary MATTHEWS
- Charles married Madge Sylvia CARR in 1922

Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 20th Reinforcements New Zealand Field Artillery

Embarkation Date: 2 January 1917

Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand

Transport: HMNZT 73

Vessel: Opawa

Destination: London, England



Neil Thomas Caradus (1918-2009)

- War: World War II, 1939-1945

Serial No.: 30505

Date of Birth: 5 September 1918 Auckland, New Zealand

First Known Rank: Private

Occupation before Enlistment: Bank clerk

Next of Kin: Mr E. Caradus (father), 31 Kainui Road, Hataitai, Wellington
- his parentswere possibly Edward CARADUS & Ida Mary THOMAS

Marital Status: Single

Enlistment Address: 31 Kainui Road, Hataitai, Wellington

Physical Description: Other: Full upper dentures and partial lower

Enlistment Date: 16 January 1940

Age on Enlistment: 21

Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon, 2nd Division, Headquarters

Embarkation Date: 1 May 1940

Place of Embarkation: Wellington

Vessel: Empress of Britain

Destination: Gourock, Scotland

Other Units: Cipher Section, Divisional Intelligence Section, New Zealand Intelligence Corps

Military Training: Trentham Camp

Campaigns: El Alamein, Libya, Tripolitania, Tunisia, Italy

Military Awards: Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)

Discharge Date: 24 May 1945

Last Unit Served: Cipher Section, Divisional Intelligence Section, New Zealand Intelligence Corps


William Caradus (1892-1961)

- War: World War I, 1914-1918

Serial No.: 54656

First Known Rank: Sergeant

Occupation before Enlistment: School teacher

Next of Kin: John Russell Caradus (father), 35 Mackelvie Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland
- his parents were John Russell CARADUS (1857-1940) & Mary MATTHEWS
- William married Agnes Ivy DONALDSON (1895-1986) in 1920

Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 33rd Reinforcements Specialist Company

Embarkation Date: 31 December 1917

Place of Embarkation: Wellington

Transport: HMNZT 99

Vessel: Athenic

Destination: Glasgow, Scotland

Surnames: ANDERSON CARADUS CARR DONALDSON MCGUIRE
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