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Colin Falkland Gray

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Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
    GP Captain Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 November 2015 - Death Record
  • Forenames
    Colin Falkland AWMM
  • Surname
    Gray AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Grey AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 41844 AWMM
    • 41844 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 November 2015 - Death Record
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 November 1914 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1938 AWMM Single AWMM
    • single
      1945 married Betty Lois DINNE (nee' COOK) in Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 November 2015 - www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5g18/gray-colin-falkland

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    11 FTS AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    1938 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM New Zealand 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Robert Leonard Gray and of Margaret Gray (nee Langford), of Gisborne.

      Two sons, brothers Ken Gray (40342) Colin Falkland Gray (RAF) served with distinction as airmen in WW2.

      Working as a Stock and Station Agent with Dalgety's before enlistment.

      Retired in 1979 in Wellington.

      Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981). The Battle of Britain: 10 July - 31 October 1940. AWMM
    • For a complete history of Colin's War History refer to: http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5g18/gray-colin-falkland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 November 2015 - http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5g18/gray-colin-falkland
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 August 1995 AWMM
    Age 80 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Porirua Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Waikanae, Kapiti Coast, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 November 2015 - Kapiti Coast Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Record # 02RSA053; Block RSA; Plot # 1: 53 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 November 2015 - Kapiti Coast Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Colin Falkland Gray

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  • I'm so honoured to be colins grandaughter I love grandad very much I am going to miss him.
    .I LOVE YOU GRANDAD.
    Public - Maria - Other relative - 29 August 2017
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Thompson, H. (1956). New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vols. 1-3). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Contact (Magazine of the New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association) AWMM
      New Zealand's No. 1 Ace.(1944, February). p. 19-21 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol. 3 p. 588 [15] AWMM
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      pp. 175-184 AWMM
    • Thompson, H. (1956). New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vols. 1-3). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Auckland Museum Armoury Resource Centre, Biographical vertical file AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Ministry for Culture and Heritage. (2012). New Zealanders serving with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, 10 July – 31 October 1940. [A list compiled by Ministry for Culture and Heritage with Errol Martyn]. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 May 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
15 January 2018LorraineGisborne, NZResearcher
29 August 2017MariaWellington New Zealand Other relative
19 July 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
16 November 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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