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Harry Clive Edgar Thurston

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My sweet short life is over, my eyes no longer see,
No country walks, or Christmas trees,
no pretty girls for me, I’ve got the chop,
I’ve had it, my nightly op’s are done.
But in a hundred years I’ll still be twenty-one.

R. W. Gilbert

Flying Officer/ Bomb Aimer H.C.E.Thurston DFC

Image may be subject to copyright restrictions. greg.thurston@live.com.au

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry Clive Edgar AWMM
  • Surname
    Thurston AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 416555 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 November 1919 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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Service

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Pathfinder Force. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    3 December 1984 AWMM
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Sources

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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
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p.479 AWMM

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06 March 2018Gregory JamesBrisbane, Australia Direct descendant

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