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Sidney Maxwell Hope

Flight Lieutenant S M Hope, of No 1 Flying Training School Wigram, at the Royal New Zealand Aero Club pageant in Dunedin.  21 Feb 1948.

Flight Lieutenant SM Hope - 1948

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Sidney Maxwell AWMM
  • Surname
    Hope AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • S. M. Hope AWMM
    • Max AWMM
    • Buzz AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 2/1A/23 AWMM
    • WWII NZ1853 AWMM
    • Vietnam 70121 AWMM
    • T70121 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 21 May 1921 Hanson Hanson
    • 21 May 1921 Jayforce 14 Squadron (R21077357)
  • 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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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military Hanson
  • Enlistment
    WW2 31 May 1942 Hanson
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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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  • Husband of Barbara; father of Campbell, Malcolm, Peter, Jennie.

    Attended Nelson College. From December 1968 served as Air Attache and Deputy Head of the defence team at the New Zealand Embassy, Washington DC. Later served as New Zealand's Consul-General in San Francisco for three years. Source: NZPA.

    Vietnam visitor, WW2 Pacific, !4 SQN Jforce Japan, 14 SQN Cyprus and Singapore in the Malayan Confrontation. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    6 April 2009 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    WarkworthNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park, North Shore, Auckland AWMM Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 8 April 2009 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • The very best Dad......
    Public - Peter Alwyn - Child - 10 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • Hall, C. (2014). No front line : inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books. AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM
    • Cox, B. (1987). Too young to die : the story of a New Zealand fighter pilot in the Pacific war. Auckland, N.Z.: Century Hutchinson. AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 November 2022Rodney JamesWellington, New ZealandResearcher
10 April 2015Peter AlwynOne Tree Point New ZealandChild

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