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John McWhirter Boyd

Portrait of John McWhirter Boyd, NZ41102 (c.2013-2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Mike Langford 9999-2747. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of John McWhirter Boyd, NZ41102 (c.2013-2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Mike Langford 9999-274 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John McWhirter AWMM
  • Surname
    Boyd AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Jock AWMM
    • Jock Public - Jennifer May - Child - 24 July 2021 - Family oral history
  • Service number
    • WWII 41102 AWMM
    • WWII NZ41102 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

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  • Birth
    27 May 1920 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
  • 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 41102 AWMM
    • WWII NZ41102 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

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Biographical information

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  • Death
    29 May 2014 AWMM
    Age 94 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Frankton Cemetery, Queenstown, Otago AWMM Block 4, Plot 159 AWMM
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  • Obituary
    BOYD, John McWhirter (Jock) (Flt Sgt RNZAF 75 Squadron) of Queenstown - Peacefully on Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Christchurch Hospital. Aged 94 years, 27 May 1920 – 29 May 2014. Dearly loved devoted husband of Jean for 66 wonderful years, cherished father and father-in-law of Catherine Boyd (Oxford), Janette and Pat Hickey (Gold Coast), Ruth and Max Campbell (West Melton), (The Late) Glenda McGregor, John and Evelyn Boyd (Queenstown), David and Gillian Boyd (Queenstown), Jenny and Bruce Romeril (Christchurch). Loved and adored grandad and great-grandad to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Published by The Press from May 30 to Jun. 2, 2014. AWMM
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  • 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
    • 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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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 July 2021Jennifer MayRangiora, New Zealand Child
06 October 2020Brianna Carmen Jeanrangiora, nzDirect descendant

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