Māori › Gifford Blamey Born 26 November 1914 - Died 27 December 2005 PDF Key details Service numberNZ405549 AWMM Also known as Armed force / branchAir Force AWMM Last rankWW2 Corporal/Military AWMM Royal New Zealand Air Force, 209 Squadron, RAF AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesGifford AWMM SurnameBlamey AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service numberNZ405549 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionMethodist, Christian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth26 November 1914 AWMM AWMM Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistment Post war occupationRadio Technician/Civilian AWMM Plumber AWMM Nurseryman/Civilian AWMM Next of kin on embarkation Relationship statusPre 22 December 1940 AWMM Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignBattle of Madagascar 5 May 1942 – 6 November 1942 AWMM Armed force / branchAir Force AWMM Service numberNZ405549 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards1939-1945 Star AWMM War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentWW2 16 December 1940 AWMM Age 26 AWMM Plasterer/Civilian AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Vessel was Rimutaka AWMM Leading Aircraftman/Military AWMM Royal New Zealand Air Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHospital 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 Contribute › Last rankWW2 16 June 1945 AWMM Corporal/Military AWMM Royal New Zealand Air Force, 209 Squadron, RAF AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Husband of Jean; brother of Walter, Bill, DougOn entering the RNZAF Mr Blamey was a radio mechanic209 Squadron, CatalinasCenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM Death About death Contribute › Death27 December 2005 AWMM Age 91 AWMM AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of death Death notes CemeteryBirkenhead-Glenfield Cemetery, corner Eskdale and Glenfield Roads, Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Public Lawn Row M Plot 69 AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference ObituaryDeath notice: New Zealand Herald AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Roll of Honour Remember Gifford Blamey by laying a poppy. Peter Henley Blakiston George Blamey Gifford Blamey George Blamires Henry Lawrence Blamires Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Gifford Blamey Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksAuckland Council. North burial and cremation records search http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/cemeteries/Pages/northburialcremationrecords.aspx Sources Used DocumentsThe New Zealand Herald AWMM The New Zealand Herald AWMM Death notice: New Zealand Herald AWMM Information kindly provided by family AWMM 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.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.