Donald Gordon Cobden Born 11 August 1914 - Died 11 August 1940 PDF Print Share Key details Service number41552 AWMM Also known as ForceAir Force AWMM Last rankPilot Officer (Pilot) AWMMRoyal Air Force, 74 Squadron AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesDonald Gordon AWMM SurnameCobden AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number41552 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth11 August 1914 AWMM Place of birthChristchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesChristchurch, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkation Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsFrance & Germany AWMM1940 Battle of Britain AWMM ForceAir Force AWMM Service number41552 AWMM Military service615 Squadron, RAF AWMM74 Squadron, RAF AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards1939-45 Star (Battle of Britain clasp) AWMMWar Medal 1939-1945 AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military trainingPosted to 5FTS (Flying Training School), Sealand 28.1.39 AWMM EnlistmentInter War Aug 1938 AWMMEngland AWMM Age on enlistmentInter War 24 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 3 Squadron AWMMRoyal Air Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMMShot down by German aircraft AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPilot Officer (Pilot) AWMMRoyal Air Force, 74 Squadron AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Donald Cobden was the son of Alfred Palmerston Cobden and Mabel Elizabeth Cobden, of Papanui, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.Educated at Christchurch Boys High School 1927-31All Black in 1937He was killed on his 26th birthdayPortrait in Wynn, K. (1981). The Battle of Britain: 10 July- 31 October 1940 AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death26 AWMM Date of death11 August 1940 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of death Death notesOver the English Channel AWMM Cemetery nameOostende New Communal Cemetery, Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM Grave referencePlot 9. Row 3. Grave 24. AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Donald Gordon Cobden by laying a poppy. Maurice Cobbe Alfred Palmerston Cobden Donald Gordon Cobden Edwin Percival Cobden Edwin William Rex Cobden Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Donald Gordon Cobden Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedAllblacks.com website All Blacks A to Zhttp://stats.allblacks.com/asp/atoz.asp?group=ASources UsedRugby Museum.co.nz rugby profilehttp://www.rugbymuseum.co.nz/ABProfilee.asp?level1=All_Blacks&Level2=ABC&IDID=156Further ReferenceBattle of Britain, a website.http://www.raf.mod.uk/bob1940/bobhome.htmlFurther ReferenceBattle of Britain Historical Society website.http://www.battleofbritain1940.net/Further Reference'Roll of honour', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/battle-of-britain/roll-of-honour, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 10-Apr-2015http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/battle-of-britain/roll-of-honourFurther Reference DocumentsChester, R., McMillan, N. & Palenski, R. (2005). The encyclopedia of New Zealand rugby. Auckland, N.Z.: Hodder Moa. (4th ed.) AWMMWynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMMWynn, K. (1981). p. 85-86 AWMMWynn, K. (1989). Men of the Battle of Britain. Norwich, England: Gliddon Books. AWMMMinistry for Culture and Heritage. (2012). New Zealanders serving with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, 10 July – 31 October 1940. [A list compiled by Ministry for Culture and Heritage with Errol Martyn]. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.