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William Reginald Arnold

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Portrait, William Reginald Arnold from the Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, William Reginald Arnold from the Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Reginald AWMM
  • Surname
    Arnold AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ425686 AWMM
    • WWII 425686 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 February 1921 RNZAF Biographies (R17845607) RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of James Reginald Arnold, and of Ellen Ivy Arnold (nee McCaffery), of Ruatoria, EC, Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 26 April 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/william-reginald-arnold
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr J.R. Arnold, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr & Mrs J. R. Arnold, Aorangi, P. O. , Gisborne 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
    WW2 Vessel was Monticello 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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of James Reginald Arnold, and of Ellen Ivy Arnold (nee McCaffery), of Ruatoria, Auckland, New Zealand.

      Attended Marist Bros. High School, Gisborne (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM
    • Pilot Officer W. R. Arnold, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Arnold, Ruatoria has been promoted to the rank of Flying officer, according to advice received by his parents recently. Flying Officer Arnold, left .New Zealand in April, 1943, to complete his training in Canada, and after gaining his wings and commission there proceeded to England, where he is now serving Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 21 June 2023 - GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXXI, ISSUE 21432, 16 JUNE 1944, PAGE 4
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Death

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  • Death
    3 February 1945 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    DormagenGermany AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany AWMM 14. C. 7. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Mr and Mrs J. R. Arnold, of Ruatoria. have received advice that their son, P/O. William R. Arnold, has been killed in action. He is a nephew of Mr L. A. Arnold, of Spring Grove. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 21 June 2023 - ROLL OF HONOUR
    NELSON EVENING MAIL, VOLUME 80, 10 AUGUST 1945, PAGE 2
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Pollington Airfield Memorial Garden, Yorkshire, England AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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Sources

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  • References
    • 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
      Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • 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
    • 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. [List of Missing - United Kingdom, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845745) AWMM

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