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Basil John Townsend Heath

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Basil John Townsend AWMM
  • Surname
    Heath AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ539044 AWMM
    • 70118 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 June 1918 AWMM SalisburyWiltshire AWMM
    Salisbury, Wiltshire, England 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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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2

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
    Wounds Diseases Etc., WWII AWMM
    Injured 19 December 1947 AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father of Michael, Mark, Paul.

    Trained as an Air Gunner and Wireless Operator

    Dakota NZ 3558 crashed north of Manila 19 December 1947 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 November 2013 AWMM
    Age 95 AWMM
    Gold CoastQueensland 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, 19 November 2013 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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. 242 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 19 November 2013 AWMM

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