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Colin Leo Malcolm Forsyth

Portrait from The Weekly News; 9 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright
Portrait from The Weekly News; 9 August 1944 - This image ma … Read more


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin Leo Malcolm AWMM
  • Surname
    Forsyth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ40607 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 February 1914 AWMM TaurangaTauranga AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Forsyth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Ground Training at Weraroa February 12, 1940 AWMM
    • Lewis Gunnery Course at Ohakea April 1940 AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Feb 1940 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Timber worker/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      26 July 1941 suffered injuries and burns in a crash during take-off -admitted to Margate General Hospital. AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
      Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Colin Forsyth was the son of Kenneth Malcolm Forsyth, and of Eva Forsyth (nee Robinson), of Oropi, Auckland; husband of Jean Forsyth (nee Clarke), of Oropi.

    Educated at Te Kuiti District High School.

    Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981). The Battle of Britain: 10 July- 31 October 1940 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    8 May 1944 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    CambronFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France AWMM Plot 6. Row E. Grave 5. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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