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David Lloyd Finn

Headstone, Kranji Military Cemetery (photo P. Lascelles, 2008) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Kranji Military Cemetery (photo P. Lascelles, 2008) - This image may be subject to copyri …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Lloyd AWMM
  • Surname
    Finn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Malaya NZ77296 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 September 1937 AWMM TaihapeManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Malaya 8 February 1954 AWMM Regular Airman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • On Special Duties List and went to the UK in march 1954, arriving on the 19th of April 1954. Attached to the Royal Air Force, attending the School of Technical Training, graduating 6th out of 167, in April 1957. Ceased to be attached and returned to New Zealand on the 23rd May 1957. Recieved Air Navigators Badge on 24th of April 1959. Went to Singapore with the 75 Squadron (Canberra) on the 17th August 1960. Died whilst on a night navigation exercise with 75 Squadron, RNZAF.

    Son of Hector Foster and Marie Catherine Finn (nee McCarthy), Taihape. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    26 October 1961 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    BahauPalong Forest Reserve AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kranji Military Cemetery, Singapore AWMM Plot 14, Row B, Grave 3 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo, Vietnam Memorial AWMM

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  • Hello Dave - it's Bruce. I think of you often. Michael is fine (Michael is my eldest son, who was born in Singapore and Dave is his god father).
    Public - Bruce Nicholas - Comrade - 30 December 2016



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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p.190 AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
      p.358 AWMM


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30 December 2016Bruce Nicholas Paraparaumu Beach, NZComrade

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