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Robert John Railey

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert John AWMM
  • Surname
    Railey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bob AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ/W436083 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 September 1924 AWMM ApiaWestern Samoa AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 16 April 1943 AWMM Big Omaha, Matakana, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 March 1946 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 16 April 1943 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Shop assistant/Civilian AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 5 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      black AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      fresh AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Illness AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Born in Apia, he moved to Matakana with his parents aged 7 years and then worked in his father's shop at Big Omaha wharf.

    He joined A.T.C. and Home Guard Signals Section. In 1943 he joined RNZAF as an aircraft mechanic and went to Japan in 1946 - 1947

    He married Winnie Parsons and had four children: Dennis, Brenda, Rodney and Raewyn.

    After the war he moved to Samoa and started an Engineering firm.

    He is buried in Apia, Samoa. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    1961 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
    ApiaWestern Samoa AWMM
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