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David Ashley Corbett

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David Ashley Corbett

David Ashley Corbett

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Ashley AWMM
  • Surname
    Corbett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Sam AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ4213816 AWMM
    • 447471 Public - John - Researcher - 22 July 2022 - NZDF Statement of Service
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 October 1922 AWMM MillertonWest Coast 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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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
    • Green Island AWMM
    • Espiritu Santo, Bougainville Public - John - Researcher - 22 July 2022 - NZDF Statement of Service
  • Armed force / branch
    • Air Force AWMM
    • NZ Army Corps of Signals Public - John - Researcher - 22 July 2022 - NZDF Statement of Service
  • Service number
    • NZ4213816 AWMM
    • 447471 Public - John - Researcher - 22 July 2022 - NZDF Statement of Service
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    L/CPL NZ Army, FG OFF RNZAF Public - John - Researcher - 22 July 2022 - NZDF Statement of Service

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM University Student/Civilian AWMM
    • NZ Army 15 December 1941 to 3 November 1942. RNZAF 4 November 1942 to 5 April 1946 Public - John - Researcher - 22 July 2022 - NZDF Statement of Service
  • 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Shirley

      Served in the Pacific flying corsairs

      Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the Death Notice AWMM
    • Enlisted in the NZ Army 15 December 1941 in the Corps of Signals. Reached L/CPL. Transferred to the RNZAF 4 November 1942.
      RCAF Calgary in 1943. On return served with 14 Squadron RNZAF on P40 Kittyhawks and Corsairs. Public - John - Researcher - 22 July 2022 - Stuart Corbett David Ashley's son.
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 June 1993 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Dominion, 10 June 1993 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The Dominion AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Ross, J. (1955). Royal New Zealand Air Force. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (2008). vol 3 p. 610 [ref 167] AWMM
    • Ross, J. (1955). Royal New Zealand Air Force. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Ross, J. (1955). p 302 AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
      Death Notice: Dominion, 10 June 1993 AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM

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27 July 2022JohnPerth WAResearcher

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