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Howard Perry Hill

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Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Howard Perry AWMM
  • Surname
    Hill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ41847 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 April 1920 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr J.S. Hill (father), Blenheim, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Father: Mr. J. S. Hill, Box 10, Spring Creek, Marlborough AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Hill of Spring Creek, Marlborough 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
    • 13 E & RFTS, White Waltham AWMM
    • 13 FTS, Drem AWMM
    • 8 Observers' School, Evanton AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845611)
  • Enlistment
    Inter War 1938 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM AWMM
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Pilot Officer Hill was the son of Jack Stanley and Dorothy Helen Hill, of Spring Creek, Marlborough, New Zealand.

    Short Service Commission Applicant

    Acting Pilot Officer 1.4.1939

    Pilot Officer 21.10.1939

    Killed in the Battle of Britain

    Robert and Paulette Millar, of England, have known of Howard Hill for some time. Each year they place a new poppy on both Remembrance and Battle of Britain days. They also sponsored his name for the Battle Of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne near where he died. This year, 2009, they kindly sent photographs for Cenotaph.

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

    Attended Marlborough College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845611)) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 September 1940 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    West HoughamKent AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hawkinge Cemetery, Kent, England AWMM Plot 0. Grave 30 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • St George's Royal Air Force Chapel of Remembrance, Biggin Hill, Bromley, England AWMM
    • Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone, Kent, England AWMM
    • Marlborough War Memorial, Second World War Panel AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Wynn, K. (1989). Men of the Battle of Britain. Norwich, England: Gliddon Books. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      Wynn, K. (1981). p. 205 AWMM
    • Ministry for Culture and Heritage. (2012). New Zealanders serving with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, 10 July – 31 October 1940. [A list compiled by Ministry for Culture and Heritage with Errol Martyn]. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] - Historical Items - Battle of Britain Roll of Honour, July - October 1940. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ADQA 17263 AIR118/109/77e (R17845784) AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ha - Hy. Archives New Zealand (R17845611) - Former archives reference: AIR118 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
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [(New Zealanders Attached to R.A.F. [Royal Air Force]) (Officers), (Europe) - Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845744) AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Deceased New Zealanders (Formerly) serving with RAF [Royal Air Force]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845760). AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
09 June 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
04 May 2020IanTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
28 August 2018KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher

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