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Russell Wilson Estaugh



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Russell Wilson AWMM
  • Surname
    Estaugh AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 December 1920 Public source Havelock NorthHawkes Bay Public source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr Sidney Estaugh (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Bougainville 1944 AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Russell was brought up in Havelock North. His mother died before he enlisted. His lifelong interest in cars arose from his father operating the Havelock North garage. He and his fiancé from Hastings married in Palmerston North when he was home on leave from the Air Force. They lived at 33 Elmira Avenue Palmerston North. Their only child predeceased them both. Russell and Joan had 3 grandchildren. Their first grandchild was expected at the time Russell died. (Public source, 31/07/15)

    Russell was a keen trout fisherman and a successful electrical contractor. (Public source, 31/07/15)

    As at 2014 they now have 6 great grandchildren. (Public source, 31/07/15) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    31 October 1997 Public source
    Age 76 AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui Public source
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  • Cemetery
    Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North 4470, New Zealand AWMM Plot 01, Block 07A, Area D AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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