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David Alexander Abbot

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Abbot AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ401219 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Levin AWMM
    • Ohakea AWMM
    • Old Sarum, Manby, UK AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 7 May 1940 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • 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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Back and chest wounds. Admitted to Hospital at Ely and Halton AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Gavin Melville Abbot (WW1 13/280).

      Husband of Heather; father of Deidre, Jillian and Lynne

      Four sons, brothers served in WW2 David Alexander (A 401219) James Duncan (NZ39713) and Newton Bishop Abbot (NZ451389) and Gavin Malcolm Abbot (80132).

      On embarkation Leading Aricraftman Abbot was an air gunner

      Royal New Zealand Air Force, 75 (NZ) Squadron, RAF (7 May 1940 to 17 October 1943)

      Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM
    • Awarded DFM on 20 july 1941 (at this date, he had completed 31 missions, flying hours 187.50. Remarks by Station Cdr : Sgt Abbot has carried out his operational flights qith a fine skill and dertermination that sets an excellent example to all other air gunners. His recognition is strongly recommended." Remarks by AOC : A rear gunner who, in addition to the coolness and courage he has displayed on operational flights, also sets a very fine example to his unit in the maintenance and pre-fligh preparation of his guns and turret. He is a very strong member of an oustandingly successful crew." (source : fold3 website) Public - Daniel - Researcher - 17 December 2019 - fold3 website
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Death

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  • Death
    12 July 2007 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 14 July 2007 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Taylor, A. (1998). The New Zealand roll of honour : New Zealanders who have served their country in peace and war : 150 years, 1845-1995. Auckland, N.Z.: Roll of Honour Publications. 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
      Hanson, p. 49 AWMM
    • Taylor, A. (1998). The New Zealand roll of honour : New Zealanders who have served their country in peace and war : 150 years, 1845-1995. Auckland, N.Z.: Roll of Honour Publications. AWMM
      Taylor, p. 68 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 14 July 2007 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
17 December 2019DanielFrance (Chalon, in Burgundy)Researcher
25 April 2017Glenis NORMANBY NEW ZEALANDOther relative
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