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William Simpson McIlraith

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Headstone, Reichswald Forest Cemetery, 1998 Adriaan de Winter and Ton van Alphen - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Simpson AWMM
  • Surname
    McIlraith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ428982 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
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
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  • 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • 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. AWMM
    • Evening Post, 2 August 1945, Page 6 The following NZ air personnel serving overseas have been reported casualties Presumed dead, previously reported missing.
      McILRAITH, William S., Flight Sergeant Mrs. A. Lane, Waituna, Waimate, South Canterbury (s.) Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 17 March 2019 - New Zealand website : 'Air Personnel with a South Canterbury, New Zealand, Connection on Active Service during World War 2'.
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Death

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  • Death
    21 July 1944 AWMM
    Age 27 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 15 D AWMM
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  • Obituary
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  • Memorial reference

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Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
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    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

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17 March 2019JeniferWairarapaResearcher
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