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James Wilson East



  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Wilson AWMM
  • Surname
    East AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 439146 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 February 1925 BDM 2018/32641
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • 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 439146 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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
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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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About death

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  • Death
    29 November 2018 Obituary, The New Zealand Herald, Dec. 5, 2018.
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    EAST James Wilson (Jim). 439146 RNZAF, WW11 Passed away on November 29th 2018, aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of Madeleine, and the late Noeline. Loved father of and father in law of Karryn and Gordon Trethowen, Robyn and Grant Dunningham, and John East. Pop of Natalie, Kim, Scott, James ,Paul, Ben and Max, and Old Poppy of Amara and McKenzie. A Life member of the Howick RSA and respected member of the Howick Community. Jim has had a long battle with ill health and his absolute will to keep doing everyday things is an inspiration to us all. AWMM
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