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Doreen Margaret Kathleen Sheldon

Gravestone of Women's Auxiliary 1 Doreen Margaret Kathleen Sheldon, Orowaiti Cemetery, Westport. Image kindly provided by John Forrest (July 2020).

Gravestone of Women's Auxiliary 1 Doreen Margaret Kathleen Sheldon, Orowaiti Cemetery, Westport. Ima …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Doreen Margaret Kathleen AWMM
  • Surname
    Sheldon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Gillespie AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII W2226 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 November 1923 WAAF Strengths (R21072930) WaipukurauWairarapa WAAF Strengths (R21072930)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


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

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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Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    15 December 2011 Cemetery Record
    Age 88 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Orowaiti Cemetery, Westpost, Buller, West Coast AWMM Plot 634, Block F AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    Strengths, WAAF [Women's Auxiliary Air Force], Returns - December 1942 - February 1950. Archives New Zealand (R21072930) AWMM

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