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John Robert Patey

My Grandfather, everybody new him as Jack, born 08-04-1921 - died 13-03-2005. Engineer/navigator,  he would talk about 12 hour plus in the air over the pacific islands. He also worked on the Catalina flying boats/ Hobsonville airbase auckland.

From his own photos

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Patey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    SN 41685 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

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Service

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Prisoner of war

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Biographical information

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  • Husband of Betty; father of Ian, Jocelyn, Vivienne

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the Death Notice AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    13 March 2005 AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, March 2005 AWMM
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  • Whilst an apprentice at Tourist Motors and Farming Co.I worked with Jack and he acted as my mentor.I respected this man,an automotive mechanic and electrician.Jack knew his stuff and had an abrupt,decisive way of analysing a job and bring about a timely completion of a task.His forte was electrics ,a discipline I’m sure he mastered in 2nd WW conditions at working on Fords earlier.My condolances to the family some members who I have met in the past.I remember Jack used to like packing up and heading up to the lake with the caravan,maybe allowing Jocelyn to do a bit of water skying.I actually attended school with Jack’s son in law, Tony(St Mary’s,St John’s College).I have fond memories of those years in Hastings,and Jack’s guidance and forbearance with struggling and over exuberant apprentices.May he Rest In Peace.
    Public - Stephen John Patrick, - Friend - 8 September 2021
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  • My Grandfather was known as Jack
    Public - colleen jennifer - Direct descendant - 23 April 2018
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Sources

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    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, March 2005 AWMM

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08 September 2021Stephen John Patrick,Katikati,3129,WBOP. New Zealand.Friend
23 April 2018colleen jenniferaucklandDirect descendant

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