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James Gordon Cahir

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  • Service number
    NZ427479 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Flying Officer/Military AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Cahir AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ427479 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Occupation before enlistment
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ427479 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Flying Officer/Military AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • James Cahir was the son of Francis Reginald and Edna May Cahir, of Rotorua, New Zealand. AWMM
    • He was also the cousin of our family who were living in Hamilton at the time James enlisted in the RNZAF Public - John - Other relative - 21 January 2016 - Family records

Death

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  • Age at death
    24 AWMM
  • Date of death
    27 August 1944 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Europe AWMM
  • Death notes
    Europe AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    Panel 262. AWMM
  • Obituary

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  • Jim was lost on the first of two raids to the city of Konigsberg. This was a very long trip totalling over 11 hours return. The crew comprising NZ and RAF personnel had trained for 2 years but were lost without trace on only their 3rd operation with 57 Squadron. The remaining Kiwis were the pilot F/O A.G Russell, navigator F/O G.K.H Christensen and air gunner F/O P.O. Callaghan. Lest we forget
    Public - John - Other relative - 21 January 2016

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM

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21 January 2016JohnRichmondOther relative