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Robert Percy Woolfield

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Photo of gravestone at Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery provided by Gabrielle Fortune 2006. - Image has All Rights Reserved

Photo of gravestone at Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery provided by Gabrielle Fortune 2006. - Image ha …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Percy AWMM
  • Surname
    Woolfield AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ427509 AWMM
    • WWII 427509 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 August 1916 RNZAF Biographies (R17845617) OpotikiBay of Plenty RNZAF Biographies (R17845617)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr & Mrs E. P. Woolfield, Waimana, Bay of Plenty 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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Edward Percy and Anna Jane Woolfield, of Waimana, Auckland, New Zealand.

    The New Zealand Herald of 31 January 1945 reported that Flying Officer Woolfield had been killed.

    Attended Gisborne High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845617)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 January 1945 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    DinsdaleCounty Durham AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire, England AWMM Sec. G. Row E. Grave 11. 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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  • A much loved brother of Desmond, Margaret, Frances & Helen. Your nieces & nephews never got to know you but your brother & sisters spoke of you kindly. May you rest in peace.
    Public - Tim - Other Relative - 21 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • 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) - Ue - Z. Archives New Zealand (R17845617) - Former archives reference: AIR118 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 - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) AWMM

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10 September 2023KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
21 April 2015TimAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative

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