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Gordon Eric Johnston

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon Eric AWMM
  • Surname
    Johnston AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ401208 AWMM
    • WWII 401208 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 March 1916 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 15 Beresford Street, Waitemata AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    1942 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM
    Mary Marguerite (nee Gallagher) 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
    Air Observer/Military AWMM
  • 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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  • On the 18th August 1941, Sergeant Johnston was completing a sweep, 40 miles East Shetland Islands, when they suffered Engine Failure and Belly-flopped in the water. All crew were able to clamber out, but lost one dinghy, the crew spent 4 hour in the dinghy. (The Goldfish Club). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 May 2005 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park AWMM Plot 089, Garden D1, Section 6, Central Division AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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