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James Alexander Colway

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W/O. James Alexander Colway - the only survivor

Area of loss

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Colway AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ40735 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 June 1910 Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Married/Post WWII AWMM
    Trevor Hunter AWMM

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
  • Enlistment
  • 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He was a member of the 'Goldfish Club".

    Date and time of ditching, 20 September 1942 approx 1430, Tasman Bay, seven miles off Motueka. The cause of the incident illegal low flying pilot (according to court of enquiry). Time spent in water five hours in water, only survivor rest of crew. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 April 1994 Cemetery Records
    Wanganui : WhanganuiManawatu-Wanganui Cemetery Records
  • 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
    The Goldfish Club (UK).
    http://www.thegoldfishclub.co.uk/
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Goldfish Club, New Zealand Branch. The Goldfish Club: Roll of Honour 1954 - 2003. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2004/32. AWMM

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