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Ian Anderson Bamber

Bride and Groom

Wedding Day in Calgary, Canada 23 September, 1944

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  • Forenames
    Ian Anderson AWMM
  • Surname
    Bamber AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 4212744 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian Public - Barbara - Child - 25 April 2017 - As a child he took us to church

Civilian life

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • RCAF, 3 Service Flying Training School, Calgary, Alberta Base Record
      Course 1: Graduation Date: 22/09/1944. AWMM
    • The next day, 23 September Ian got married Public - Ray - Other relative - 25 April 2022 - Family records including marriage certificates and press release about the Wedding
      23 Sep 1944, Audrey marries Ian Anderson Bamber at United Church, Sth. Calgary, Alberta. This was a double wedding with her Aunt, Elizabeth (Bette) Humphrey to Australian airman Denis Harkin
      At an early evening ceremony in South Calgary United Church September 23, Elizabeth Freda Humphrey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Humphrey of Vancouver, and her niece Audrey Roberta Patterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Patterson of Calgary, became brides at a double wedding which was performed by Rev. Melvin Dobson.
      Miss Humphrey exchanged nuptial vows with P/O Denis John Harkin, R.A.A.F., son of F/L and Mrs. D. J. Harkin of South Australia, and Miss Patterson was married to Sgt-Pilot Ian Anderson Bamber, R.N.Z.A.F., son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Bamber of New Zealand.
      William Maynard gave Miss Humphrey in marriage and Miss Patterson was given in marriage by her father.
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  • Ian was my father-in-law. His first born, Barbara (my wife) had done a lot of research on the Audrey Roberta Bamber (Patterson) line after we had met up with a roomful of Botsford relatives of Barbara's at a house in Windsor, Ontario when in Canada visiting Barbara's Canadian relatives in 1974.
    Ian's mother-in-law Madge Stevens had retired to New Zealand to be with her daughter and was staying with Ian and Audrey on their farm at Victoria Valley, Kaitaia. Ian was about to take Madge and Audrey into town and made some comment to Madge along the lines, 'come on old girl, we're going now' and then dropped dead from a heart attack onto the kitchen floor.
    Public - Ray - Other relative - 23 April 2022



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    • Personnel - Demobilisation - RNZN [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, N1/427 (R21465798) 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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25 April 2022RayAucklandOther relative
25 April 2017BarbaraAuckland nz Child

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