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Winsbury James Robinson

Portrait of Winsbury James Robinson, NZ413125 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Chris Traill 9999-5210. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of Winsbury James Robinson, NZ413125 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Chris Traill 9999-5210. …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Winsbury James AWMM
  • Surname
    Robinson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Win AWMM
    • Jim AWMM
    • Robie AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ413125 AWMM
    • WWII 413125 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 November 1921 Public Source TaihapeManawatu-Wanganui Public Source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Kakariki Road, Halcombe AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ413125 AWMM
    • WWII 413125 AWMM
  • Military service
    No 485(NZ) Squadron RAF. Pilot, Spitfire aircraft Public - Stoney - Researcher - 16 August 2020 - Death notice NZ Herald 19 February 2020
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    81 Squadron, RAF Public Source

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Orakei RSA. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    14 February 2020 AWMM
    Age 99 AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    The Press; Passed away February 14, 2020, dearly loved husband of 73 years of Valerie, loved father and father-in-law of Gillian, Jennifer, Blair, and Beth. Adored Papoo of Alexandra and Vangelis (Greece), Amanda and Kelvin, Andrew and Sarah (Melbourne), Kate and Nick, Callum (Melbourne), Rachael and Louis (London), and much loved Great-Papoo of Dimitri, Daphne, Henry, Alyssa and Evelyn. AWMM
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  • Another year, another ANZAC day without you Grandad. Reflecting on you and your war stories. I will forever be proud of you and all you did for your country. RIP
    Public - Kate - Direct descendant - 24 April 2022
  • Our first ANZAC day without you this year. Missing you and think about you everyday, Papoo. I will stand at Dawn, at the end of my driveway and think of you and all those who fought in wars and lost their lives. I was so lucky to have you as my grandfather. RIP
    Public - Kate - Direct descendant - 24 April 2020



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  • External links
  • References
    • 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM


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24 April 2022KateAucklandDirect descendant
16 August 2020StoneyTuakauResearcher

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