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Walter Archibald O'Malley

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

Headstone, Reichswald Forest Cemetery, 1998 Adriaan de Winter and Ton van Alphen - This image may be …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Archibald AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Malley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ413308 AWMM
    • WWII 413308 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 April 1921 RNZAF Biographies (R17845614) RNZAF Biographies (R17845614)
  • Date of birth
    22 August 1921 Public - Susan Jennifer - Researcher - 15 November 2017 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Hastings, New Zealand Public - Susan Jennifer - Researcher - 15 November 2017 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
    Son of John Francis and Isabella Bell O'Malley Public - Susan Jennifer - Researcher - 15 November 2017 - Family papers
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Isabella Bilt O'Malley (mother), Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs. I. B. O'Malley of Hastings AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Europe (Air) AWMM
    • Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ413308 AWMM
    • WWII 413308 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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
  • 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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  • 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 Hastings High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845614)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 21 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 19 C Grave 10 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. 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) - Na - Py. Archives New Zealand (R17845614) - 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
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
15 July 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
15 November 2017Susan JenniferPrebbleton, New ZealandResearcher

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