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John Walker Armstrong

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Walker AWMM
  • Surname
    Armstrong AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    John Walter AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ42996 AWMM
    • WWII 42996 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 April 1915 RNZAF Biographies (R17845607) ExeterDevon RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr F.C. Armstrong (father), Redvale, Rural Mail Delivery, via Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr & Mrs F. C. Armstrong, Redvale Road, Albany, 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
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mrs F.C. Armstrong, Browns Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

    A memorial plaque with Pilot Officer Armstrong's name is in the Memorial Hall in Albany.

    Listed by CWGC as John Walker Armstrong. Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers.

    Attended Mt Albert Grammar School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 April 1944 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Meharicourt Communal Cemetery, Somme, France AWMM British Plot Grave 29. 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
    • Memorial plaque, Albany War Memorial Library, Albany, Auckland AWMM
    • Mount Albert Grammar School, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM
    • Silverdale RSA, 43A Vipond Road, Stanmore Bay, Silverdale 0932 AWMM
    • Silverdale RSA, 43A Vipond Road, Stanmore Bay, Silverdale 0932 AWMM
    • Albany Memorial Library, Auckland AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Chorley, W. (1997). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War (Vol. 5). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. AWMM
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. 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
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) 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

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