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Peter Shennan

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter AWMM
  • Surname
    Shennan AWMM
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  • Also known as
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    WolverhamptonEngland Plunge to death. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVI, Issue 23316, 8 April 1939, Page 15.
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr and Mrs Alex Shennan of 29 Everest Street, Khandallah, Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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    Air Force AWMM
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  • Military service
    • RAF Flying Training School, Hullavington, Wiltshire AWMM
    • Granted short service commission as Acting Pilot Officer AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
    Death by misadventure AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr and Mrs Alex Shennan of 29 Everest Street, Khandallah, Wellington, New Zealand. Migrated to New Zealand when he was nine years of age.

    Educated at Chathedral Grammar School, Christchurch, New Zealand.

    "The New Zealander, Pilot-Officer Peter Shennan, fell 900 ft from the rear cockpit during bombing exercises at Abingdon and was killed." (Source: Fall from cockpit. Evening Post, Volume CXXVII, Issue 81, 6 April 1939, Page 13). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 April 1939 Evening Post, Volume CXXVII, Issue 81, 6 April 1939, Page 13
    Age 23 AWMM
    AbingdonBerkshire Evening Post, Volume CXXVII, Issue 81, 6 April 1939, Page 13
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Sly, N. (2013). A Grim Almanac of Oxfordshire. The History Press: England, U.K. AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      The late Pilot-Officer Peter Shennan. Evening Post, Volume CXXVII, Issue 82, 8 April 1939, Page 5 AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      Fall from cockpit. Evening Post, Volume CXXVII, Issue 81, 6 April 1939, Page 13. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Plunge to death. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVI, Issue 23316, 8 April 1939, Page 15. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      vol. 1, p.63 AWMM
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