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Edward Ernest de Joux

Head and shoulders studio portrait of Edward Ernest De Joux (s/n 1151582, 178476, and 2395)

Studio portrait of Edward Ernest De Joux (s/n 1151582, 178476, and 2395)

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    de Joux AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ted AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 1151582 AWMM
    • WWII 178476 AWMM
    • WWII 2395 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 January 1921 AWMM PortobelloEdinburgh Cenotaph Data Entry Form
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 23 Inchview Terrace, Edinburgh AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Major Charles Frederick de Joux (father)C/O Burnham Military Camp, Canterbury AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM) AWMM
      12 November 1943 AWMM
      Citation for CGM: (12 Nov 1943): [102 Sqn RAF (Halifax) Since being awarded the DFM F/Sgt de Joux has participated in many attacks against some of the enemy's most heavily defended and major targets, such as Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg and Essen. An excellent Air Gunner, who has shot down 5 enemy night fightersand damaged 2 others. His exceptional fighting spirits, courage and determination in the face of the enemy have set an inspiring example to all Air Gunners in his Squadron. During one raid over Germany F/Sgt de Joux's aircraft was attacked by night fighters while over the target area and the automatic mechanism of his guns put out of action. By use the turret hand- rotation gear and by operating the releases of his guns by hand he set an enemy aircraft on fire during its second attack. AWMM
    • Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) AWMM
      9 January 1943 AWMM
      Citation for DFM: (9 Jan 1942) : [7 Sqn RAF (Stirling)] One day in December, 1941, a strong force of bomber aircraft carried out a determined attack on the German warships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst at Breat. The operation was carried out in the face of extremely heavy and accurate anti-aircraft fire and determined attacks by enemy fighters. Nevertheless the aircrews engaged pressed home their attacks to the utmost and succeeded in securing hits on their objectives. Several enemy aircraft were shot down. The success of the operation, which demanded the highest degree of skill and courage, reflects the greatest credit on the efforts of the officers and airmen who participated. F/Sgt de Joux took part in this attack. AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Air Crew Europe Star AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 10 May 1940 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Medical student/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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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  • Last rank
    WW2 25 October 1946 AWMM Pilot Officer Cenotaph Data Entry Form

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • de Joux joined the RAF May 1940 and transferred to the RNZAF Jun 1944. (NZETC)

    He served as a reserve officer with the RNZAF post war. Appointed adjutant for ATC Wing in Auckland from 29 April 1946 to 16 September 1946. Moved to Australia in January 1947. Served with Australian Army from 22 April 1952 to 15 December 1955. Finished career as Assistant manager of a television firm in Brisbane, Australia.( Source: Cenotaph Data Enty Form) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    21 July 1983 Cenotaph Data entry form
    Age 62 AWMM
    TimaruCanterbury Cenotaph Data entry form
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p.157 AWMM
    • Thompson, H. (1956). New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vols. 1-3). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • London Gazette AWMM
      9/01/1942 AWMM
    • London Gazette AWMM
      12/11/1943 AWMM
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Sortehaug, P. ( 2014, March). The Air Aces, Flying Officer Edward Ernest De Joux. Pacific Wings AWMM
      pp.48-52 AWMM
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