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George Stanley Barclay

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Portrait, G.S. Barclay outside Glastonbury Cathedral, England standing in front of a tractor. Caption "air force days" - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, G.S. Barclay outside Glastonbury Cathedral, England standing in front of a tractor. Captio …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Stanley AWMM
  • Surname
    Barclay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 2/2/232 AWMM
    • WWII NZ413369 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 May 1923 AWMM FeatherstonWellington AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre Sep 1939 AWMM 757 Milson Line, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Stanley Reid Barclay (father), 757 Milson Line, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 August 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    No 2 EFTS AWMM
    2nd Embarkation AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      9 April 1943 AWMM
      Captured after a bombing mission over Duisburg. Baled out over NW France. Surrendered as wounded. AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Dulag Luft, Oberursel, Germany Service Record
    • WW2
    • WW2 POW - Stalag Luft VI, Heydekrug, modern day Šilutė, Lithuania Service Record
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XX-A, Thorn, modern day Toruń, Poland Service Record
    • WW2 POW - Stalag 357, Oerbke, Lower Saxony, Germany Service Record
      Fallingbostel near Hanover AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 6 April 1945 AWMM Escaped Stalag 357 6 April 1945. Surrendered to advancing British Troops 15 April 1945. Flown to England 17 April 1945. Official source. AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    977 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      150 pounds AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Whangarei RSA. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 April 2020 AWMM
    Age 96 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    96 Public - Stoney - Researcher - 4 April 2020 - NZ Herald 4 April 2020
  • Place of death
    Whangarei Public - Stoney - Researcher - 4 April 2020 - NZ Herald 4 April 2020
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald, April 4th 2020.
    BARCLAY, George Stanley. RNZAF Reg # 413369 Bomber Pilot 140 150 166 Squadron. Peacefully at Radius Rimu Retirement Home; aged 96 years. Husband of the late Joan, and loved father and father in law of Anne and Trevor Bone (Whangarei), Jim and Joan Barclay (Browns Bay), Les and Lauren Barclay (Monganui), Mary and Alan Lindsay (Whangarei), Dennis Barclay (Auckland) and the late Peter. Grandfather of thirteen and great grandfather of twenty. Thank you to staff at Shalom Resthome and Radius Rimu for their care and kindness shown to George. Due to current restrictions, a private cremation is being held with a memorial service being held at a later date. All communications to "The Barclay Family", C/- PO Box 5116, Whangarei 0140. AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol. 3 p. 599, ref 88 AWMM
    • Wright, J. (1996). On wings of war: a history of 166 Squadron. Kirkby Park, Merseyside: 166 Squadron Association. AWMM
      p. 22; appendix V, p. xv 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
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM

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04 April 2020StoneyTuakauResearcher

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