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Edward James Gilberd

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From a private set of photos from Fleet Air Arm training, 1941-42, travelling from HMS St Vincent through NAS Grosse Ile, NAS Pensacola and NAS Miami. Contemporaries may have included Francis Flannagan, Charles Goldie, Owen Munro, Malcolm McPhee, Lynn Chadwick, Patrick Duffy and William Kerr.

Photo labelled "Ted Gilberd at work in the hangar, Grosse Ile, Nov 41

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward James AWMM
  • Surname
    Gilberd AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ted AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZD2494 AWMM
    • WWII 2494 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 March 1917 AWMM NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 6 Clausen Street, Palmerston North AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr Fred W. Gilberd AWMM
  • 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
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 AWMM Clerk/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 ft. 5 in. AWMM
    • Weight, WWII AWMM
      140 lbs. AWMM
    • 1943 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWII AWMM
      Fracture of the right femur, right tibia, left ulna bone. Recovered at Kirkwall Military Hospital, then Princess Margaret Rose Hospital Edinburgh. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Brother of Sapper Douglas Ralph Gilberd 33241, killed in Egypt, 30 July 1942 and buried at Heliopolis War Cemetery near Cairo, and Trooper Frederick Halsey Gilberd 48871, Second World War. Recommended for King's Commendation in a letter from the Navy Office, Wellington, to his father. Family source.

    'My father crashed his plane in the Atlantic due to engine failure and was picked up injured by a destroyer in a blizzard off Scotland. He was visited in hospital by the king'. Family source. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    4 July 2004 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12
    https://collections.archives.govt.nz/en-NZ/web/arena/search#/entity/aims-archive/R21346617
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Personnel - Demobilisation - RNZN [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, N1/427 (R21465798) AWMM
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Royal New Zealand Navy List (c.1921-c.1970) - kindly provided by Ralph McNabb. This list was not collated by McNabb but was sourced from the Royal New Zealand Navy. AWMM
    • Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12 AWMM
    • Personnel - War service - Required for RN [Royal Navy] - Fleet air arm (naval airmen) - Scheme F (Part 2), Archives New Zealand, R21465676, AAYT AWMM
    • Personnel - War service - Required for RN [Royal Navy] - Fleet air arm (naval airmen) - Scheme F (Part 4), Archives New Zealand, R21465678, AAYT AWMM
    • Personnel - War service - Required for RN [Royal Navy] - Fleet air arm (naval airmen) - Scheme F (Part 7), Archives New Zealand, R21465682, AAYT AWMM
    • Allison, D., Richards, R., & Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. (2009). Flying navy : the story of new zealanders who flew in the fleet air arm in world war i and world war ii and the roll of honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland [N.Z.] : Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM

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