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Walter Thomas Fletcher

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Fletcher AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ40606 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 October 1917 AWMM WairoaHawkes Bay AWMM
    Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Ground Training School (Weraroa) as Trainee Air Gunner- 11 February 1940 AWMM
    • Air Observers School (Ohakea)- Lewis Gunner's Course- March 1940 AWMM
    • No. 5 OTU (Aston Down) -experience in Blenheims and Browning and Vickers Machine Guns. AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1939 AWMM Electrical wireman/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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of A.H. Fletcher

    Secondary Education at Rauranga District High School, where he played in the 1st XI and the Ist XV.

    An electrical Wireman with Tauranga Borough Council at enlistment

    Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981). The Battle of Britain: 10 July - 31 October 1940 AWMM

Death

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  • 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

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      Wynn, K. (1981). p. 148-149 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Ministry for Culture and Heritage. (2012). New Zealanders serving with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, 10 July – 31 October 1940. [A list compiled by Ministry for Culture and Heritage with Errol Martyn]. AWMM
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