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James Duncan Abbot

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Duncan AWMM
  • Surname
    Abbot AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ39713 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 April 1919 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Gavin Melville Abbot (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ39713 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1939 AWMM
    Age 20 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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

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

    Mr Abbot was a member of the Air Force ground staff on enlistment (between 1939 and 1940). He was transferred from Ground Staff to 'General Duties' Flying as a pilot. He was held in New Zealand as a Pilot Instructor until circa 1943. He was then made Captain of the Catalinas with the 5 and 6 Squadrons in the Pacific. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    2004 AWMM
    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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • want a family four brother serving at the same time.

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    Unpublished papers: family papers AWMM
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