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Nancy Elizabeth Nelson Eaton

Portrait of Nancy Elizabeth Nelson Thorby (nee Eaton), W5381 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Tracey Grant 1239-7438. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of Nancy Elizabeth Nelson Thorby (nee Eaton), W5381 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Tracey Gr …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Nancy Elizabeth Nelson AWMM
  • Surname
    Eaton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Thorby AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII W5381 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • 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
    Aircraft hand/Military Errol Martyn WAAF Research
  • Enlistment
    WW2 26 May 1943 Errol Martyn WAAF Research
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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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  • Member of the Bulls RSA. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    2 February 2020 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Nancy Elizabeth Nelson
    (nee Eaton):
    Of Brandon Hall Road, Bulls. Passed away peacefully on Sunday 2nd February 2020 at home with family by her side, in her 97th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Fred. Much loved mum of Heather, Janice (deceased), Mark and Shirley, Robert (deceased), Bruce, and Lynda. All messages to the Thorby family, 344 Brandon Hall Road, Bulls. A private Cremation has already taken place. Friends are invited to attend an Interment Service for Nancy at Clifton Cemetery, Watson Street, Bulls, on Monday 10th February 2020 at 2.00pm. Manawatu Standard on Feb. 4, 2020 AWMM
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  • References
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Errol Martyn (2020) AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM

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