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William Leslie Bridget

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Bridget AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ40731 AWMM
    • 133556 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 February 1920 AWMM RangioraCanterbury 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
    Pilot training in 1944 AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married twice, husband of Eileen and later of Margaret

    Served in the RAF from 1947 to 1951, and the RNZAF Reserve from 1951 to 1975 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 November 2011 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
    OtāhuhuAuckland 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, 7 November 2011 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
    Bill Bridget, A Life Full or Challenges, Published 2014
    (with Arnold Pickmere)
    Margaret Bridget Public - Anna - Other relative - 5 October 2018 - Auto-biography
  • References
    • 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. 96 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol 3, p 590, ref 37 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 7 November 2011 AWMM

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05 October 2018AnnaAuckland, New ZealandOther relative

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