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Selwyn Maurice Hunt

Grandad  fishing on a cold but beautiful day on Ohiwa harbour Ohope Whakatane


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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Selwyn Maurice AWMM
  • Surname
    Hunt AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ405778 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 April 1919 AWMM HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 21 December 1940 AWMM Burness Road, Greenmeadows, Hawkes Bay AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs W.R. Hunt (mother), Burness Road, Greenmeadows, Hawkes Bay AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 November 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 21 December 1940 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Painter and decorator/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2 POW - P.G. 19, Bologna, Italy AWMM
    Elba, Italy AWMM
    20 July 1943 AWMM
    Beaufighter had to force land near island due engine failure. AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    • WW2 Escaped from camp, lived with Italian Partisans AWMM
    • WW2 Safe in UK 23 October 1944 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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  • Observed to force land in the sea a few miles North of the Island of Elba. Both he and his navigator F/Lt. Corbin, were seen getting into the aircraft dinghy, well within sight of land.

    They had started paddling before the aircraft which stayed to circle, had to leave and waved the pilot a cheerful goodbye.

    Reported in New Zealand Herald, 8 February 1943 as missing, and subsequently reported as a POW. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    5 June 2000 AWMM
    WhakataneEastern Bay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: RNZRSA Last Post AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Roll of Honour, Taradale Plunket Rooms, Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier AWMM

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  • MY Granddad the only one i ever knew was such a source of peace and calm when ever around him always with a huge smile, i loved him so much and going fishing with him, such a gentle man, he will forever be in my heart, miss him RIP see you soon xxx
    Public - Rachel - Other relative - 7 October 2015



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  • References
    • 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
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM


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04 February 2018JeniferWairarapaResearcher
07 October 2015Rachel tauranga New ZealandOther relative
19 September 2015Paul Antony Tauranga New ZealandOther relative

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