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Russell Bennett Thomson

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This image may be subject to copyright

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This i …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Russell Bennett AWMM
  • Surname
    Thomson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    78266 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 November 1939 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury 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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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident whilst training AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attached to the Royal Air Force Halton as Apprentice Air Cadet graduated as top apprentice in 25th March 1959. Returned to New Zealand in April 1959. Returned to the UK in August 1959, attached to Royal Air Force Cranwell on Flying Cadetship (commenced flying training 11th Jan 1961), recieved pilots badge and permanent commission in July 1962, returned to New Zealand, August 1962. With 14 Squadron Detachment (Canberra) to Singapore 16th September 1964.

    Sword of Honour winner at RAF Cranwell, July 1962. His brother Albert had won it previously in 1958. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    30 November 1964 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Gurr, Robert M. (1995). Voices from a border war : a history of 1 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1963 to 1965. Melbourne, Vic.: Robert Gurr. AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
      p. 358 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p.473 AWMM

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