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Robert John Tilsley

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Portrait, Robert John Tilsley - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Robert John Tilsley - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert John AWMM
  • Surname
    Tilsley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bob AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ413284 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 May 1921 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 8 June 1941 AWMM 4 Nicholas Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs V.E. Tilsley (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 July 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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 foot 9 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      US Naval Hospital AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Auckland Hospital AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      RNZAF Convalescent Depot AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked from New Zealand arriving Halifax, Canada, August 1941

    Embarked from Canada arriving Auckland, New Zealand, 16 June 1942

    Involved in aircraft accident when Ventura NZ4526 crashed on take-off from Piva North Bomber strip, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.

    At retirement he was the Computer Manager at Auckland Electric Power Board

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2003 AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    15 January 2013 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
    TakapunaNorth Shore City AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 17 January 2013 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Ross, J. (1955). Royal New Zealand Air Force. Wellington, Dept .of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2AirF.html
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (2008). Vol 3. p.595-6, ref.69 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 17 January 2013 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
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