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Gifford Blamey

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gifford AWMM
  • Surname
    Blamey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ405549 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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  • War
  • Campaign
    Battle of Madagascar 5 May 1942 – 6 November 1942 AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ405549 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 16 December 1940 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Plasterer/Civilian 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
      Malaria AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Influenza, admitted to No. 6 Hospital East Africa and RAF Hospital Yatesbury AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Jean; brother of Walter, Bill, Doug

    On entering the RNZAF Mr Blamey was a radio mechanic

    209 Squadron, Catalinas

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    27 December 2005 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Birkenhead-Glenfield Cemetery, corner Eskdale and Glenfield Roads, Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Public Lawn Row M Plot 69 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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