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John Leonard Wright

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John in his war suit

John Leonard wright

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Leonard AWMM
  • Surname
    Wright AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII NZ405781 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 February 1914 AWMM TirauWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

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 AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 21 December 1940 AWMM
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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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  • Served as a pilot.

    Brother of Leading Aircraftman Leslie Wright who was killed 11 December 1940. SourceL Hanson, By Such Deeds, p.530. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    5 April 1956 AWMM
    ClaudelandsHamilton AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Thank you for fighting for our country. I will always remember you
    your grandson -Adam
    Public - Adam - Direct descendant - 8 April 2024
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Sources

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    not much Public - Adam - Direct descendant - 8 April 2024 - family history
  • References
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      pp.529-30 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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