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George Roland Troutbeck

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  T_020. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel T_020. Image taken June 2020.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Roland AWMM
  • Surname
    Troutbeck AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII R/122717 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
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  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 September 1917 Martyn WaihiWaihi Martyn
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 2326 Byng Road, Windsor, Ontario AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 John Ewan Troutbeck, 14 Lingarth Street, Remuera, Auckland AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Son of John Ewan and Margaret Troutbeck (nee Cameron), Auckland. Husband of Patricia Margaret Troutbeck (nee Southgate), Seaforth, Ontario, Canada.

    Attended Hamilton High School and Auckland Technical College. Subsequently employed as a technical adviser for MGM Pictures, Los Angeles and as an Airport Manager for New Guinea Airways, 1933. Source: Martyn, 'For Your Tomorrow', vol.3, p.479.

    First served as a Pilot Observer, 2A Manning Depot, Royal Candian Air Force. Source: Attestation Paper, Royal Canadian Air Force.

    Then served with the No.1 Bombing and Gunnery School, Jarvis, Ontario. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    4 January 1943 Martyn
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
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  • Cemetery
    Knox Presbyterian Church, Jarvis, Ontario AWMM Grave 7, Lot 1, AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      vol.3, p.479 AWMM
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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