condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
Alert!

Auckland Museum is temporarily closed

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is closed to the public for four weeks in step with our county’s efforts to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Find out more

Bernard Arnold Bisphan

Bernard Arnold Bisphan leaning against vehicle - This image may be subject to copyright
Bernard Arnold Bisphan leaning against vehicle - This image … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bernard Arnold AWMM
  • Surname
    Bisphan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    • 437945 AWMM
    • NZ433830 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›

Service

Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Mar 1940 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Wireless engineer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Mr Bisphan offered his services as a wireless mechanic to the Royal New Zealand Air Force when he reached 18 years of age. They undertook to notify him when he would be required.

    In the meantime he was ballot for army service came up and he joined the signals section of 5 Divisional Signals and trained with the Otago Mounted Rifles as a wireless mechanic until 27 March 1943. He transferred to the RNZAF at Harewood as a wireless mechanic as was his original intention in 1940.

    He confirms that his training in the airforce and his overseas service stood him in good stead since 'those heady days'. AWMM
Read more

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
  • 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

Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Bernard Arnold Bisphan by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Bernard Arnold Bisphan

Leave a note

Contribute ›

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›
  • External links
  • Documents
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.