Donald Gordon Cobden Born 11 August 1914 - Died 11 August 1940 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › 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 Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentInter War AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkation Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceAir Force AWMM Service number41552 AWMM Military units615 Squadron, RAF AWMM74 Squadron, RAF AWMM Military service615 Squadron, RAF AWMM74 Squadron, RAF AWMM 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 AWMMAug 1938 AWMMEngland AWMM Age on enlistmentInter War AWMM24 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM2 September 1939 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM2 September 1939 AWMMRoyal Air Force AWMM3 Squadron 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 Contribute › Cemetery nameOostende New Communal Cemetery, Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM Grave referencePlot 9. Row 3. Grave 24. AWMM Memorial Contribute › 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 2015 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 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 DocumentsWynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMMChester, 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 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.