Māori › Ronald William Lornie Born 16 April 1921 - Died 8 July 1943 PDF Key details Service numberWWII NZ413944 AWMM WWII 413944 AWMM Also known as Armed force / branchAir Force AWMM Last rankWW2 Pilot Officer AWMM Royal New Zealand Air Force, 247 Squadron, RAF AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesRonald William AWMM SurnameLornie AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service numberWWII NZ413944 AWMM WWII 413944 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Report › Report › Report › Report › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth16 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 Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaign Armed force / branchAir Force AWMM Service numberWWII NZ413944 AWMM WWII 413944 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentWW2 Clerk/Civilian AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Royal New Zealand Air Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW2 Pilot Officer AWMM Royal New Zealand Air Force, 247 Squadron, RAF AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › 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 - http://aircrewremembered.com/lornie-ronald-william.html Read more Death About death Contribute › Death8 July 1943 AWMM Age 22 AWMM The Netherlands (Holland), Europe AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathKilled on Active Service AWMM Death notes CemeteryFlushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery, Zeeland, Netherlands AWMM Row F. Grave 21. AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameMeadowbank 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 Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM RAF Bradwell Bay Memorial, Bradwell Airfield, Essex, UK. Public - Philip - Researcher - 10 July 2018 - Parish records and new addition to the memorial. Roll of Honour Remember Ronald William Lornie by laying a poppy. George Lornie Marshall Andrew Lornie Ronald William Lornie William Murray Lornie Charles Hector Lorrett Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Ronald William Lornie Leave a note Contribute › Processing I “adopted” the grave and going to visit it and bring flowers.. Public - Margreet - 4 December 2017 Report Related objects Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 Library / Pictorial › manuscripts and archives MS-1993-139 Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand History online: Takapuna War Memorial http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/takapuna-war-memorial Further Reference Commonwealth War Graves Commission record https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2634799 Sources Used DocumentsMartyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM Vol.3, p.305 AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact 28 December 2019margreetMiddelburg NetherlandsOther 10 July 2018PhilipBradwell on Sea, UKResearcher 20 October 2017kelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.