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Ronald William Lornie

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ronald William AWMM
  • Surname
    Lornie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ413944 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 April 1921 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


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
    WW2 Clerk/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
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Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Thomas and Nan Lornie, of Auckland, New Zealand; husband of D. M. Lornie, of Auckland.

      As a past pupil of Meadowbank School, Waiatarua Road, Remuera, Auckland, Ronald Lornie is commemorated on the World War 2 memorial in the school. A short biography of twenty pupils who died in the war has been compiled by Erica Cowan and is held in the Museum Library Archive (reference MS 94/27)

      Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna. AWMM
    • Taking off from RAF Bradwell Bay in Essex at 16:10 hrs to carry out an anti-shipping strike at Nieuwesluis but for some reason P/O. Lorne who was flying as number two to the Squadron Commanding officer both flew south to attack gun positions at Breskens.

      It is understood that he was hit by flak and turned away to the North Sea but then suddenly dived into the Westerschelde and was killed. His body was recovered by a vessel for the Kriegsmarine and then buried at location shown below. Public - kelvin - Researcher - 20 October 2017 -
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About death

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  • Death
    8 July 1943 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery, Zeeland, Netherlands AWMM Row F. Grave 21. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    • Meadowbank School World War 2 Memorial, Waiatarua Road, Remuera, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • RAF Bradwell Bay Memorial, Bradwell Airfield, Essex, UK. Public - Philip - Researcher - 10 July 2018 - Parish records and new addition to the memorial.

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  • I “adopted” the grave and going to visit it and bring flowers..
    Public - Margreet - 4 December 2017



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10 July 2018PhilipBradwell on Sea, UKResearcher
04 December 2017MargreetNetherlandsOther
20 October 2017kelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
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