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Desmond Yarborough Andrewes

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Portrait, Desmond Yarborough Andrewes - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Desmond Yarborough Andrewes - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Desmond Yarborough AWMM
  • Surname
    Andrewes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Andy AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII NZ427174 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 July 1920 AWMM KohukohuNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs M.C. Andrewes (mother), Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 November 1942 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    Height, Unknown Period AWMM
    5 feet 10.5 inches AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Desmond Andrewes was working as Storekeeper, farmer and University Student at the time of enlistment

    His brother, Lancelot George Andrewes (413802) also served with the RNZAF in WW2.

    Husband of Joyce, Father of Russell, Gill, Sherrill, Blake, Lee, Chris

    Service: Mount Eden, Auckland

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 January 2014 AWMM
    Age 93 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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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Wheeler, P.J. (2005). Wednesday bomber boys : RAF Bomber Command Association New Zealand. Auckland, N.Z.: RAF Bomber Command Association (N.Z.). AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol 3, p. 606. AWMM
    • Wheeler, P.J. (2005). Wednesday bomber boys : RAF Bomber Command Association New Zealand. Auckland, N.Z.: RAF Bomber Command Association (N.Z.). AWMM
      Wheeler, P.J. (2005), p. 53-56 includes photographs, crew, maps, log book AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • Baigent, Claude Hern. Papers relating to war service, 1943-1944. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2006/28. AWMM

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