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John Heathcote Garland


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Heathcote AWMM
  • Surname
    Garland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 4212749 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    22 November 1922 Public - Stoney - Researcher - 30 December 2021 - Ryman publication; Stories of Valour
  • Place of birth
    Christchurch Public - Stoney - Researcher - 30 December 2021 - Ryman publication; Stories of Valour
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Bank Manager Public - Stoney - Researcher - 30 December 2021 - Ryman publication; Stories of Valour
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 4212749 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Guadalcanal, Green Island, Jacquinot Bay Public - Stoney - Researcher - 30 December 2021 - Ryman publication, Stories of Valour

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Uruguay AWMM

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    20 May 2020 AWMM
    Age 98 AWMM
    NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Published in New Zealand Herald, 23 May 2020
    "GARLAND, John Heathcote:
    Reg. No. 4212749 Flying Officer, 20 Squadron, RNZAF (Pacific). In his 98th year. On 20 May 2020, at Princess Alexandra Retirement Village, Napier. Beloved husband of the late Judy and dearly loved father and father-in-law of Angela and Craig Thomas (Irwell, Canterbury), and Russell and Felicity Garland (Hillsborough, Waipukurau). Loved 'Granna' of Philippa, Alastair, Andrew and Charlie, and Nicholas, James and Anna, and his ten great-grandchildren. Loved special friend of Elizabeth Powdrell." AWMM
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  • External links
    IN HONOUR: New Zealand’s surviving WWII veterans ( Published 25 April 2020.
    Further Reference
  • 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
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM


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