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James Ian Bradley Walker

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 27 August 1941. Reported missing - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Ian Bradley AWMM
  • Surname
    Walker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ian AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ40211 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 February 1920 AWMM New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 15 January 1940 AWMM Shopman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      6 August 1941 AWMM
      Wellington attacked on operation to Cologne, plane came down in Belgium, Walker with a badly broken leg AWMM
    • WW2
      1943 AWMM
      Recaptured after escape AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    • WW2 Escaped mid 1943, at liberty for 8 days AWMM
    • WW2 Repatriated 26 October 1943 AWMM
  • 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 Dorothy; father of Robyn, Angela

      Educated Richmond Road and Mt Albert Grammar schools in Auckland, he left school aged 13 years.

      Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981). The Battle of Britain: 10 July - 31 October 1940 AWMM
    • Grandfather of Melanie and Sachin

      Biography told in the book:
      From Battle of Britain Airman to POW Escapee: The Story of Ian Walker RAF
      by Angela Walker Public - Sachin James - Direct descendant - 2 June 2017 - Family
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 June 2009 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 8 June 2009 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Hanson, C. (2001). p 493 AWMM
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      Wynn, K. (1981). p. 403-406 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 8 June 2009 AWMM
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