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Rayford James Lawrence

Portrait of Warrant Officer Rayford James Lawrence NZ433315. Image kindly provided by G. Brooks (March 2017). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Warrant Officer Rayford James Lawrence NZ433315. Image kindly provided by G. Brooks (Mar …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rayford James AWMM
  • Surname
    Lawrence AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bru AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII NZ433315 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 May 1924 Public source WaitaraTaranaki Public source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr William Burton West Lawrence (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1939/45 Star
    Pacific Medal Public - Glenwyss - Other relative - 14 March 2017 - Military File

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 22 September 1942 Public source Farm labourer/Civilian Public source
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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 3 tours in the Pacific as an Air Gunner. Public source. AWMM
    • Espiritu Santo

      Married Beryl Mack in 1949. Two sons David & Gary. He was a garage proprietor in Urenui Taranaki, before his untimely death in a light plane crash in 1963. Public - Glenwyss - Other relative - 14 March 2017 - Family
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About death

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  • Death
    5 June 1963 Public source
    Age 39 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
14 March 2017Glenwyss New PlymouthOther relative

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