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William John Backhouse

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  • Service number
    • WWII 4213022 AWMM
    • WWII NZ4213022 AWMM
    • 48421 AWMM
    • 72463 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William John AWMM
  • Surname
    Backhouse AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 4213022 AWMM
    • WWII NZ4213022 AWMM
    • 48421 AWMM
    • 72463 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 January 1922 Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 No. 8 Marsh Street, Tauranga AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Re-enlisted as 48421 on 18 Aug 48. Renumbered as 72463 in Jan 1949. (Erroll Martyn) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    29 March 2022 Obituary
    Obituary
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    The Press on Apr. 2, 2022.
    "BACKHOUSE, William John: WWII RNZAF Pacific 10 S.U. 4213022. On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, aged 100 years. Much loved husband of the late Emma, dearly loved Dad of Ron, Helen and Gillian, father-in-law of the late Jo, Walter and the late Graeme, loved Granddad of Claire, Alex, Franziska and Monika, and loved Great-Granddad of Melinda, Sean William and Gabriel. Bill will be sadly missed by all who loved him. A private service will be held at Purewa." AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    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

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