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Keith Marwood Boles

Portrait of Keith Boles, NZ413017 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Rory Laubscher 1108-7346. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of Keith Boles, NZ413017 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Rory Laubscher 1108-7346. CC-BY-NC-N …


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  • Forenames
    Keith Marwood AWMM
  • Surname
    Boles AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ413017 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 January 1921 Hanson Hanson
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  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot Hanson
  • Enlistment
    WW2 25 May 1941 Hanson
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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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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Evacuated from Singapore in January 1942, having served at Seletar and Tengah. Returning to New Zealand in March 1942 and was then posted to England where he served as a flying instuctor with 4 Elementary Flying Training School, 11 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit, 21 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit and 1511 Beam Approach Training based at RAF Wheaton Aston, and Member of the Howick RSA. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    24 October 2021 Public - Stoney - Researcher - 25 October 2021 - Death notice NZ Herald, 25 October 2021
  • Age at death
    100 Public - Stoney - Researcher - 25 October 2021 - Death notice NZ Herald, 25 October 2021
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  • Cause of death
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  • Obituary
    BOLES, Keith Marwood. DFC, L.d'H, JP(ret), NZ413017 Sqn Ldr, 109 Squadron, RAF Pathfinder Force. Passed away peacefully on 24 October 2021, three months short of his 101st birthday. Much loved husband of the late Margaret Boles and companion of the late Sheila Austin. Cherished father of Peter, Sue and Sally and father-in-law of Lynda, Andries and David. Adored Grandfather of Sarah, Alex, Emma, and Jeremy and their partners Alex, Tayla, Tim and Cara. Loving Great Grandfather (GGPa) of Chloe, Frieda, Ted, Isla and Sadie. Former Vice-President of the New Zealand Bomber Command Assn. He is flying his Mosquito again. Keith will be dearly missed by all those who were part of his incredible life. The New Zealand Herald from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2021 AWMM
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21 April 2024AntonioHastings DistrictResearcher
25 October 2021StoneyTuakauResearcher

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