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John Douglas Stewart

Portrait of John Douglas Stewart, c.Second World War. Image kindly provided by Jane Holmes (August 2020).

Portrait of John Douglas Stewart, c.Second World War. Image kindly provided by Jane Holmes (August 2 …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Stewart AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Doug AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 401334 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

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  • During the Second World War he served with the No 5 Flying Boat Squadron based at Laucala Bay, Fiji, he was a Radar Technician on Catalinas and Sunderlands.In 1937, he married Elizabeth Grace Shearer who was born 1909. They had 3 children: Dianne Mary born 20.4.1939, David McCracken born 8.12.1944, Margaret Ellen born 15.12.1946

    Enlisted at wigwam. 7/5/1940
    Wigwam base, 18/6/1940
    No 6 Flying Boat Squadron
    Embarked from NZ. 3/6/1943
    Overseas 255 days. Lauthala Bay.
    Discharged. 7/9/44
    Total service. 4 yrs 113 days AWMM
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  • Death
    25 February 1983 AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Ashburton Cemetery, Ashburton, Canterbury AWMM Plot 1884, New Lawn AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand, World War II Ballot Lists, 1940–1945. [Extracted from the New Zealand Gazette.] CD-ROM. Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand: Colonial CD Books, n.d. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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