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George Edward Ashley

Photograph of Leading Aircraftman George Edward Ashley 72416. Image kindly provided by Linda Field (August 2018). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Leading Aircraftman George Edward Ashley 72416. Image kindly provided by Linda Field ( …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Ashley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 72416 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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


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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
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      6 ft. 2 in. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served at Henderson Field airfield on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 11 March 1944 to 20 Mar 1945. Re-enlisted RNZAF 21 July 1948 and served until 4 August 1956. Police Constable Palmerston North 1956 - 1963. Dairy Farmer Taranaki (Oeo, Rahotu, Okato, Eltham). Family source. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    18 January 1971 AWMM
    Age 45 AWMM
    ElthamTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Plot 4247, Block 11, RSA Section, Eltham Cemetery, Eltham AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Taranaki Daily News, 20 January 1971. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
  • References
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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