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Denis Grant Box

Headstone of Pilot Officer Denis Grant Box (404884). Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BEDV9442). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Pilot Officer Denis Grant Box (404884). Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium. New Ze …


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  • Forenames
    Denis Grant AWMM
  • Surname
    Box AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ404884 AWMM
    • WWII 404884 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ404884 AWMM
    • WWII 404884 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Denis Box was the son of Allan Francis Box and of Flora Lylie Box (nee Culley), of Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand.

    At the time of his death P/O Box had flown 364 hours and was on his 1st operation. Box was serving with 9 Air Observers School but had been attached to the BAT flight for this raid. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    31 May 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium AWMM II. H. 41. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Denis was my Uncle, my Dad speaks of him often. My children & I intend to travel to Belgium for ANZAC celebrations in 2017. My son will wear his medals. May he be at rest. Chris.
    Public - Christine Lee - Other relative - 27 December 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Chorley, W. (1996). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses 1943 (Vol. 4). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. AWMM
      Vol. 3 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM


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27 December 2015Christine LeeGreenhithe, New ZealandOther relative

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