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Barry James Balsom

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Barry James AWMM
  • Surname
    Balsom AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Glucose AWMM
  • Service number
    • T81092 AWMM
    • 81092 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 October 1946 AWMM HamiltonWaikato AWMM
    Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 8 January 1963 AWMM Hautapu, Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr I.M.K. Balsom (father), Hautapu, Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 July 1971 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Post WW2 8 January 1963 AWMM
    Age 16 AWMM
    Student/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
    Height, Unknown Period AWMM
    5 foot 11 inches AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Left the RNZAF because the Labour government introduced a non-nuclear visiting NZ policy

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2008 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

Leave a note

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Manning - Adjustments to Strengths - RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Bases and Units - 41 Squadron [Malayan Emergency 41 Squadron Repatriation and Misc List], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ABFK 7281 W4266/211 (R20220125) AWMM
    • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the service person. AWMM
    • Wingfield, D. (2021). More than just a number: 80344 Declined. Christchurch, N.Z.: Author. AWMM

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