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Robert Francis Watson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Watson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bob AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ401794 AWMM
    • Malaya 70041 AWMM
    • WWII 401794 AWMM
    • Malaya G70041 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 January 1920 BDM 2005/3797 KumaraWestland BDM 2005/3797
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 2 July 1940 AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Biographical information

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  • Served on Nos 2, 3, 9, and 41 Squadrons.

    Awarded AFC and Bar, MiD during

    Awarded OBE during Malayan Emergency.

    Ref: By Such Deeds; Hanson p.500.

    Husband of Peggy Watson. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 February 2005 BDM 2005/3797
    WaikanaeWellington Region BDM 2005/3797
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikanae Cemetery, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast, Wellington AWMM Servicemen`s Cremation Beam, Row X, Plot 85 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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25 November 2023JohnBlenheimResearcher

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