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Helen Stirling MacCormick


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Helen Stirling AWMM
  • Surname
    MacCormick AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Helen Stirling AWMM
    • Helen Stirling McCormick AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Mrs D. MacCormick (mother), Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Radio Operator AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940 AWMM Actor/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Radar operator during the Battle of Britain, plotting the course of the bombers over Sussex

    Actor and member of the Savoy Theatre. Also toured England entertaining troops, in repetory in Wales

    Voice in the BBC serial "Front Line Family".

    Stage name was Helen Stirling.

    Helen left New Zealand in 1938 for England to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She had previously been a teacher, a profession she returned to after the War, teaching in Ethiopia and Italy, eventually settling near Rome. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    2009 Ancestry Family Tree
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Success on stage: Rimutaka passenger. (1945, August 20). New Zealand Herald. includes portrait AWMM
    • MacCormick, Helen Stirling. Papers, 1915 - 1946. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2005/43. AWMM
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