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Robert William Gummer

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  • Service number
    NZ425251 Public - John - Researcher - 23 June 2021 - NZ Gazette Notice in images
  • Also known as
    Bob AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Group of No. 22 Squadron personnel in front of the Headquarters hut. Bougainville. L-R: Back; IP Speedy, N Hickson, RW Gummer, RW Black, unknown, ME Groome, RW Wellington (stool collapsed!), W Heslop, FE Sargent, NM Quarrie, RJ Pascoe. Middle; R Scorrar, LH Brittain, C Wright, B Reynolds, PR Reid, F Tomlinson, NM King, D McNab, R Bennett. Front; RW Steele, KR Horsley (Intelligence Officer), RA McDonald, JR Court, AA Watson, S Thompson, AB Shaw. Missing; Stougie. Names supplied by RW Wellington. Image kindly provided by the Royal Air Force Museum of New Zealand, PR6174

Group of No. 22 Squadron personnel in front of the Headquarters hut. Bougainville. L-R: Back; IP Spe …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert William AWMM
  • Surname
    Gummer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bob AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ425251 Public - John - Researcher - 23 June 2021 - NZ Gazette Notice in images
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 September 1921 Births, Deaths and Marriages
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  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Scenic Road, Runciman, Auckland AWMM
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Service

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Bougainville 1944 AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ425251 Public - John - Researcher - 23 June 2021 - NZ Gazette Notice in images
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Biographical information

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  • After the Second World War, Robert William Gummer, known as Bob continued his flying career, as an aerial topdressing pilot during the early 1950s. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    4 February 2011 Obituary
    Age 89 AWMM
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  • Obituary
    GUMMER, Robert William (Bob). Passed away peacefully at Puriri Court Hospital, Whangarei on 4 February 2011 aged 89 years. Dearly loved husband of the late June. Much loved father and father in law of Martin, Sally and Ron, and Virginia and Wayne. Loved grandfather of Morgan, Matthew, Clare, and Alice. Dear friend of Rosemary, Kathy, and Pauline whose care and support along with that of the staff at Puriri Court is greatly appreciated and valued. A service will be held in the Chapel of Morris and Morris Funerals, (entrance 17 Western Hills Drive) Whau Valley, Whangarei at 2pm on Wednesday 9 February 2011, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Bob, donations sent direct to Coastal Care Tutukaka, 1947 Ngunguru Road, RD 3, Whangarei 0173, would be appreciated. AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
    'Pioneer of aerial topdressing' New Zealand Herald, 26 February 2011
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/pioneer-of-aerial-topdressing/3OQ5XI5K7KVAE7R46LABX32ZR4/
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • New Zealand, World War II Ballot Lists, 1940–1945. [Extracted from the New Zealand Gazette.] CD-ROM. Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand: Colonial CD Books, n.d. AWMM
    • New Zealand, World War II Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and Resignations, 1939–1945. [Extracted from the New Zealand Gazette.] CD-ROM. Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand: Colonial CD Books, n.d. AWMM

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