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John Douglas McVay

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    McVay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ404913 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jessie J. McVay (wife), 612 High Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ404913 AWMM
  • Military service
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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John McVay was the son of Harry D. McVay and Gladys McVay; husband of Jessie J. McVay, of Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    7 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Ware New Cemetery, Hertfordshire, England AWMM Sec. 265. Grave 2. AWMM
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  • John McVay was the pilot of a Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft that was on its way back from a patrol. The pilot got into difficulties whilst flying through a sleet squall and crashed near to North Weald airfield, Essex.
    Public - Paul - Researcher - 30 July 2015

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19 April 2017Adrienne JoSt Albans, UKOther
30 July 2015PaulU.K.Researcher