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Richard Maxwell Darling

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Portrait of Sergeant Richard Maxwell Darling, Auckland Weekly News, 16 December 1942. Sir George Grey Special Collection, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19421216-22-15. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Sergeant Richard Maxwell Darling, Auckland Weekly News, 16 December 1942. Sir George Gre …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Maxwell AWMM
  • Surname
    Darling AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ403954 AWMM
    • WWII 403954 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 January 1914 AWMM DargavilleNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mother: Mrs. M. A. Darling of Waiwera, Waiwera, North Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • 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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  • Attended Kings College 1927-32 where he was a member of St John's House, played rugby for the school and was a prefect. Son of Charles and Minnie Alice Darling (nee Jones), Waiwera, Auckland. Source: Martyn, For Your Tomorrow, Vol.3, p.158.

    In 1998 Adriaan de Winter and Ton van Alphen undertook a project in the Reichswald Forest Cemetery photographing all the headstones of New Zealanders buried there.

    Attended King's College in Auckland (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    28 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany AWMM 28 B 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

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Sources

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    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol.3, p.158 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
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Co - Dy. Archives New Zealand (R17845609) - 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. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) 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

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