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Colin William Hannam Woonton

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Image of Gravestone at Purewa Cemetery provided by Paul Baker December 2013 - This image may be subject to copyright

Image of Gravestone at Purewa Cemetery provided by Paul Baker December 2013 - This image may be subj …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin William Hannam AWMM
  • Surname
    Woonton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ429055 AWMM
    • WWII NZ4290575 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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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM Commercial traveller/Civilian AWMM
    • NZ Army/3rd Auckland Regiment Territorial Force 8th Jan 1941 Public - Robert - Other relative - 13 July 2020 - NZ Defence Records
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Commercial Traveller for HJ Asmuss, Auckland Public - Robert - Other relative - 13 July 2020 - NZ Defence Records
  • Age on enlistment
    20 Public - Robert - Other relative - 13 July 2020 - NZ Defence Records

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • WW2 Vessel was Bloemfontein AWMM Leading Aircraftman/Military AWMM Royal New Zealand Air Force AWMM
    • On completion of his initial training 19th December 1942 he embarked for San Francisco, USA from Auckland on the Dutch ship “Bloemfontein” to continue training under the Empire Air Training Scheme on 10th January. Public - Robert - Other relative - 13 July 2020 - Colin's diary

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 10.5 inches AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He served in 75 (NZ) Squadron and completed his bombing sorties over Europe after D-day.

    Husband of Maree; father of Sue, Elizabeth, Lesley. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 March 2009 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
    St Heliers BaySt Heliers AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Kidney Garden J Bronze Plot 29 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 16 March 200 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 July 2020RobertTauranga, New ZealandOther relative
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