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John Ross Balcombe



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  • Forenames
    John Ross AWMM
  • Surname
    Balcombe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Malaya R82378 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 September 1950 AWMM
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  • Place of birth
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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
    Malaya 7 February 1968 AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Posted to 41 SQN February 1973 to February 1975 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    27 February 2024 AWMM
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  • Obituary
    BALCOMBE, John Ross (Ross/ Balcy/Rossco). Born September 27, 1950. Passed away unexpectedly at home on February 27, 2024. He has now flown the coop. Ex RNZAF, Air NZ, MA, Avionics Engineer. Friend and mentor to many, on the land, the sea and in the air. His great intellect, humour and personality will be sadly missed, especially his stories. Loved son of the late Kura and brother of the late Brent and brother- in-law to Anne. Devoted uncle to Philip, Debbie and Kimberley. Loved great uncle to Jordan, Emma-Kate and Andrew. - Published by The New Zealand Herald from Mar. 2 to Mar. 9, 2024. AWMM
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