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John Cuthbert Heddon

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John Heddon

John Heddon

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Cuthbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Heddon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 404360 AWMM
    • WWII NZ404360 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 August 1916 Public source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Te Kuiti, Waikato AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot AWMM
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Jutland, Denmark AWMM
      14 October 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany AWMM
      Barth, Germany AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag Luft VI, Heydekrug, modern day Šilutė, Lithuania AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 2 May 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Robert Cuthbert and Lilian Kathleen Heddon. Source: Births, Deaths and Marriages Online, New Zealand.

    Member of the 'Goldfish Club'. Ditched in the English Channel after engine failure caused by flak spent 9 hours in the ocean before being rescued by Air Sea Rescue. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 October 1994 Cemetery record
    Age 78 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol.3, p.595 AWMM
    • Goldfish Club, New Zealand Branch. The Goldfish Club: Roll of Honour 1954 - 2003. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2004/32. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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01 August 2021NicholasPalmerston North, New ZealandOther relative

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