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John William Gow



  • Title
  • Forenames
    John William AWMM
  • Surname
    Gow AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ436442 AWMM
    • WWII 436442 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 February 1924 BDM 2022/36544
  • 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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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ436442 AWMM
    • WWII 436442 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    1943 AWMM
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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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About death

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  • Death
    8 November 2022 BDM 2022/36544
    Age 98 AWMM
    St HeliersAuckland BDM 2022/36544
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  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
    GOW, John William (Jack) QSO. J.P. (RNZAF 436442.) Peacefully at Grace Joel Retirement Village, St Heliers on Tuesday 8 November 2022 in his 99th year. Beloved husband of the late Beverley, a much loved father and father-in-law of Rosemary and Ken, David and Pip, Mark and Lin. Loved grandfather to Matt and Lizz, Andrew and Nat, Emma and Nick, Paul and Olivia, Clare and Scott, John, Dan and Ash, Phillip and Lydia, Ben and Ash, Shannon and Matt, Kane and Rochelle, and his 15 great- grandchildren.

    Published by The New Zealand Herald from Nov. 12 to Nov. 19, 2022. AWMM
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