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Edith Josephine McGovern

Driver, Josie McGovern poses with the Commanding Officer's Ford Car at Suva Point, Fiji. Image kindly provided by the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. CC BY NC 3.0

Driver, Josie McGovern poses with the Commanding Officer's Ford Car at Suva Point, Fiji. Image kindl …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edith Josephine AWMM
  • Surname
    McGovern AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Josie AWMM
    • Edith Josephine Miller AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII W2460 AWMM
    • WWII 2460 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 December 1921 AWMM
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Fiji AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII W2460 AWMM
    • WWII 2460 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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    Driver/Military AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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  • Death
    5 September 2013 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
    WhangareiNorthland AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Published in The New Zealand Herald, Sept 7 2013:

    MILLER, Edith Josephine (Josie). (Service no. W2460, Women's Auxilary Leader, RNZAF WAAF). On 5th September 2013, peacefully at Selwyn Park Village, Whangarei; aged 91. Beloved wife of the late Mac. Loved mother of Ian, Bruce, and Bob, grandmother of Alex, Rebecca, Emma, and Stacey, and Lorraine's soulmate. In accordance with Josie's wishes, a private family service has been arranged. Special thanks to the staff of Selwyn Park Village. Communications to 'The Miller Family', c/- PO Box 8043, Kensington, Whangarei 0145 AWMM
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