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Gordon Lawton

  • Service number
    WWII 4210874 AWMM
  • Also known as
    BASH Public - James Lawton - Direct descendant - 16 April 2018 - LOG BOOK AND DAIRY
  • Armed force / branch
    • Air Force AWMM
    • RNZAF 75TH SQUADRON Public - James Lawton - Direct descendant - 16 April 2018 - COPY OF LOG BOOK AND DAIRY
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
    SEARGANT Public - James Lawton - Direct descendant - 16 April 2018 - IDENTITY CARD
  • Forenames
    Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Lawton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    BASH Public - James Lawton - Direct descendant - 16 April 2018 - LOG BOOK AND DAIRY
  • Service number
    WWII 4210874 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    17.08.1909 Public - JAMES LAWTON - Direct descendant - 16 April 2018 - Family Papers/Documents
  • Place of birth
    Wairarapa, New Zealand Public - JAMES LAWTON - Direct descendant - 16 April 2018 - Family Papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    47 Masters Crescent, Masterton, New Zealand Public - JAMES LAWTON - Direct descendant - 16 April 2018 - Family Papers
  • Post war occupation
    Wairarapa Times Age - Type Setter Public - JAMES LAWTON - Direct descendant - 16 April 2018 - Family Papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Gertrude Florence Keating Public - JAMES LAWTON - Direct descendant - 16 April 2018 - Family Papers
  • Relationship status
    Married - Gertrude Florence Keating Public - JAMES LAWTON - Direct descendant - 16 April 2018 - Family Papers

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Matsonia 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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  • My name is James Lawton Nelson, i am the grandson of Gordon Lawton.
    I have his full log books and diary, photos, uniform and medals from his service in the RNZAF in World War ll.
    If anyone would like to contact me regarding this information, please feel free to do so by email.
    Gordon was a loving and kind grandfather, who left me with only good memories of our years together, whom I am very proud off.
    He died at age 88 at his daughters home peacefully in Greytown in 1997.

    Public - James lawton - Direct descendant - 16 April 2018

Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    • 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
    • log book, dairy, photos he took, memorabilia he collected, ,paintings, jacket, cap, medals and more Public - James Lawton - Direct descendant - 16 April 2018 - original documents

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