29766 Sgt. KING, Ronald; 1940; R 2012_27_1_3


29766 Sgt. KING, Ronald

About this object

Photograph portrait of 29766 Sgt. Ronald King and his wife Delia (nee Cannon) as newly weds 1940. Ron served in the second world war with the 18th Land Armoured Division and was captured by Rommel at Mersa Matruh in the Western Desert. As a POW he was moved from Italy to Austria then Germany staying at camps, Grippihama 57(Italy), Stalag 137 (Austria), Stalag 8A (Gorlitz) then was sent 396km on a forced march to Duderstadt in 1945. They were freed by US troops on the 9th April 1945.

Place Made

New Zealand

Date Made


Medium and Materials


Subject and Association Description

photograph WW2

Credit Line

Patricia Pickmere

Object Type


Object number

R 2012_27_1_3

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