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John George Buchanan

Headstone, Rangoon War Cemetery (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John George AWMM
  • Surname
    Buchanan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ415744 AWMM
    • WWII 415744 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • 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
    Mrs L.T. Buchanan (wife), 3 Garden Terrace, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, with children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ415744 AWMM
    • WWII 415744 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Flight Lieutenant Buchanan was the son of George and Jessie Buchanan (nee Morgan) of Devonport, Auckland, and the husband of Leila T. Buchanan (nee Williams) of Takapuna, Auckland.

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

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 May 1945 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar AWMM 1. A. 18 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
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna Grammar School War Memorial, (Foyer, Library), 210 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial Drive, 1939-1945, Devonport Memorial Drive, Auckland AWMM
    • Memorial Drive, Lake Road, Devonport, Auckland AWMM

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Sources

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