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Earle Clarence Sandiford

Photograph of Earle Clarence Sandiford circa 1953. Image kindly provided Lisa Knight (May 2019). Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Earle Clarence AWMM
  • Surname
    Sandiford AWMM
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  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 422727 AWMM
    • WWII NZ422727 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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About birth

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  • Birth
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  • Address before enlistment
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  • Relationship status
    1943 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM
    Emily Sandiford (nee Siska). AWMM


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Prisoner of war

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  • Embarked on the Dominion Monarch, Auckland-Liverpool, via PC and Halifax 22nd June 1942, Disembarked in Halifax, on the 15 of July 1942.

    Earle Clarence Sandiford married Emily Siska on September 8, 1943, they met while she was working at the officers mess in Portage la Prairie. During the war Emily moved to New Zealand to stay with Earle's parents while he served overseas. Afterwards, the travelled across the Pacific between Canada and New Zealand following economic opportunties, they immigrated to Canada in January 1952 with their daughter Judy and settled in the suburbs of Vancouver. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    5 June 2016 AWMM
    Age 94 AWMM
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    Robinson Cemetery, Coquitlam, BC, Canada AWMM
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    • 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
      Volume 3. p.604. AWMM


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24 May 2019LisaCanadaDirect descendant
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