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Jeffrey Allan Gledhill

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jeffrey Allan AWMM
  • Surname
    Gledhill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZD2518 AWMM
    • WWII 2518 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 November 1921 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs D. I. Gledhill, Wellington AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Jul 1944 AWMM Married/InterWar AWMM
    Margaret Armstrong AWMM

Service

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Jeffrey Allan Gledhill was educated at the Wellington College, and enlisted with the Fleet Air Arm in November 1940. In 1946 he returned to New Zealand with his wife Margaret Gledhill (nee Armstrong), who he met while on leave in Lee-on-Solent in Southern England, Margaret served in Women's Royal Naval Service. In 1947, Margaret and Jeffrey moved to Australia where he enlisted with the newly formed Royal Australian Navy, Fleet Air Arm. He served with the 817 Squadron and then later with HMAS Sydney.

    He served for the Australian Navy during the Korean War. In 1952 he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and posted to Nowra, and later promoted to commander, heading air operations at Nowra. In 1958 he was assigned to Australia House, London, then in 1960 he went to the RN Staff College at Greenwish, before returning to Canberra as director of air warfare, organisation and training. In 1964 he was promoted again, becoming the Naval Officer-in-Charge, Northern Australia. He retired in 1975. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    24 November 2011 AWMM
    SydneyNew South Wales AWMM
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