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Lewis James Day

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Lew Day

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lewis James AWMM
  • Surname
    Day AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Lew AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ4212704 AWMM
    • WWII 4212704 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 July 1923 AWMM
  • Date of birth
    17 July 1923 Public - Stoney - Researcher - 19 October 2023 - C M Hanson, By Such Deeds
  • Place of birth
    Invercargill Public - Stoney - Researcher - 19 October 2023 - C M Hanson, By Such Deeds
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Marine Parade, Napier AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Reverend L.A. Day (father), Haydn Avenue, Royal Oak, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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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
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 feet 9 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Blue AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • This record compiled with information provided by the serviceman (July 2016).

    RAF 25 October 1947 to 31 January 1962 as 59708. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 February 2024 AWMM
    Hawkes BayNew Zealand AWMM
  • 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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  • External links
    WONZ Podcast 275 – Lew Day
    Further Reference
  • References
    • 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.156 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol 3, p.609 (Ref.165) 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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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 November 2023ANTHONYHawke's Bay - NapierChild
19 October 2023StoneyTuakauResearcher

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