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William Alexander

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Alexander AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ401568 AWMM
    • WWII 401568 AWMM
    • NZ47345 AWMM
    • 72056 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 May 1915 Hanson ChristchurchCanterbury Hanson
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    • Fitter/Military Hanson
    • Airframe fitter/Military Hanson
    • Flight Engineer/Military Hanson
    • Air Gunner/Military Hanson
  • Enlistment
    WW2 14 June 1940 Hanson
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Biographical information

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  • Drowned at RNZAF Ohakea, 21 April 1966. Source: Hanson, By Such Deeds, p.54. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    21 April 1966 Hanson
    Age 50 AWMM
    OhakeaManawatu-Wanganui Hanson
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Clifton (Bulls) Cemetery AWMM Plot 49, Row G, Block D, Lawn Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    pp.53-4 AWMM

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