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Lawrence Norman Abercrombie

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lawrence Norman AWMM
  • Surname
    Abercrombie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Laurence Norman Abercrombie AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ42284 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 February 1914 RNZAF Biographies (R17845607) RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Elsie Abercrombie (mother), Kohimarama, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs E. A. M. Abercrombie of Auckland AWMM
  • 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
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Air Observer/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Orcades AWMM

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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Frederick Norman and Elsie A. M. Abercrombie, of Kohimarama, Auckland City, New Zealand.

      Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna.

      Attended Wellington College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM
    • Lawrence was born 1914 to Elsie Annie May and Frederick Norman Abercrombie. Lawrence's paternal grandparents were Rebecca nee Beaney and Frederick James Abercrombie senior.
      Rebecca and Fred are buried at Birkenhead Cemetery, Eskdale Rd, Glenfield, Old Portion - Public Section, Block 1, Row 27, Plots 170 and 171.
      Lawrence's father Fred Norman Abercrombie is also buried at Birkenhead Cemetery, Old Portion - Public, Block 3, Plot 165. Public - Gina - Researcher - 10 July 2019 - Online Auckland council cemetery records. My personal research/mapping of Northshore cemeteries. BDM birth records
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Death

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  • Death
    3 March 1943 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Harwell Cemetery, Berkshire, England AWMM Grave 546 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Silverdale RSA, 43A Vipond Road, Stanmore Bay, Silverdale 0932 AWMM
    • Silverdale RSA, 43A Vipond Road, Stanmore Bay, Silverdale 0932 AWMM

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Sources

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  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • 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
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ab - B. Archives New Zealand (R17845607) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [(New Zealanders Attached to R.A.F. [Royal Air Force]) (Officers), (Europe) - Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845744) 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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10 July 2019GinaMOUNT WELLINGTON, 1062, AUCKLANDResearcher

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