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Denis Neill Boak

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  • Service number
    • WWII 4364542 AWMM
    • WWII NZ4364542 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Neill Public - Stoney - Researcher - 22 November 2022 - Article, NZ Herald 21 November 2022
  • Armed force / branch
    • Air Force AWMM
    • Also seconded to the US Navy for a period. Public - Stoney - Researcher - 22 November 2022 - Article, NZ Herald 21 November 2022
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Denis Neill AWMM
  • Surname
    Boak AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Neill Public - Stoney - Researcher - 22 November 2022 - Article, NZ Herald 21 November 2022
  • Service number
    • WWII 4364542 AWMM
    • WWII NZ4364542 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 November 1922 BDM 2023/794
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific Public - Stoney - Researcher - 22 November 2022 - Article, NZ Herald 21 November 2022
  • Armed force / branch
    • Air Force AWMM
    • Also seconded to the US Navy for a period. Public - Stoney - Researcher - 22 November 2022 - Article, NZ Herald 21 November 2022
  • Service number
    • WWII 4364542 AWMM
    • WWII NZ4364542 AWMM
  • Military service
    Pilot on Catalina flying boats Public - Stoney - Researcher - 22 November 2022 - Article, NZ Herald 21 November 2022
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Mariposa AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 December 2022 BDM 2023/794
    Age 100 AWMM
    Beach HavenAuckland BDM 2023/794
  • Date of death
    24 December 2022 Public - John - Researcher - 31 December 2022 - Obituary
  • Age at death
    100 Public - John - Researcher - 31 December 2022 - Obituary
  • Place of death
    Bert Sutcliffe Retirement Village, Northcote Public - John - Researcher - 31 December 2022 - Obituary
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
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  • Obituary
    • BOAK, Denis Neill (Neill). RNZAF. WWII 4364542 After a wonderful life, Neill passed away peacefully on December 24th 2022, a month after celebrating his 100th birthday with family and friends. Dearly loved husband of the late Philippa and Sarah, and loved father of Andra and the late Elizabeth, and stepfather of Gavin and Gloria. Neill is also remembered with great affection by his many nephews and nieces and their children; his wide network of friends and neighbours; and those he worked with during his long career as a surveyor. Also, by the staff at the Bert Sutcliffe Retirement Village, whom we thank for their loving care over his last few years.

      Published by The New Zealand Herald on Dec. 31, 2022. AWMM
    • Obituary Published by The New Zealand Herald on Dec. 31, 2022. Public - John - Researcher - 31 December 2022 - Obituary
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
31 December 2022JohnBlenheimResearcher
22 November 2022StoneyTuakauResearcher

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