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Ernest Wilfred Fairweather

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  • Service number
    WWII NZ417201 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Mangere District War Memorial, 23 Domain Rd, Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022. Image provided by John Halpin 2012, CC BY John Halpin 2012

Mangere District War Memorial, 23 Domain Rd, Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022. Image provided by John H …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest Wilfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Fairweather AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ417201 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 March 1920 Mangere Historical Society
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    07 Aug 1942-9 February 1943 Guadalcanal AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII NZ417201 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 ft 6 AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Violet and Walter Fairweather (Source: Mangere Historical Society)

    Husband of Edna Knight (Source: Mangere Historical Society)

    Brothers Clifford Lennard (63936), Ernest Wilfred (NZ417201), Frederick Henry (73648) and Walter Lloyd Fairweather (NZ401511) all served in WW2

    Attended Mangere Bridge School and Otahuhu Technical College (Source: Mangere Historical Society)

    Flew 47 missions in Mitchell Bombers, transferred to Instructional Corps (Source: Mangere Historical Society) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1999 Mangere Historical Society
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Manukau Memorial Gardens Cemetery Crematorium Papatoetoe Cemetery 357 Puhinui Road Puhinui Manukau City New Zealand AWMM Plot 1386, RSA Section, Block Mag Rm (Ashes) AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Mangere Memorial Hall, Domain Road, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Mangere Historical Society: This record was kindly researched by the Mangere Historical Society. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM

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