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Gordon Evans

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Portrait of Gordon Evans in uniform. Image kindly provided by Jennifer Clark (May 2023).

Portrait of Gordon Evans in uniform. Image kindly provided by Jennifer Clark (May 2023).

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Evans AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tom AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 March 1909 AWMM BombaySouth Auckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 51 Wallace Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Catherine Evans (mother) AWMM
  • 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
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 AWMM Tinsmith/Civilian AWMM
  • 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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  • Family believes he spent four years in the Auckland Islands as a radio operator for the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War II.

    Gordon Evans was the second son of eight children born to Alfred and Catherine Evans (nee Watson). His youngest brother Lyndsay Dennis Evans was killed on active service on 20 April 1943 in Tunisia. Gordon, known as Tom, never married. He had many hobbies including stamp collecting and photography, for which he won many awards. He was a keen radio ham ZL 1HW and a great handyman and gardener. He died suddenly at home on 30 September 1984, where he lived with two of his sisters. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    30 September 1984 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
    PapatoetoeManukau AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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