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Robert Bruce Gillespie

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Portrait, Weekly News, - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Bruce AWMM
  • Surname
    Gillespie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ427421 AWMM
    • WWII 427421 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 October 1920 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
    Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr R. Gillespie (father), 22 St Paul's Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ427421 AWMM
    • WWII 427421 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorials AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Oct 1941 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
    Lost on a transit flight AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Robert and Catherine Gillespie, of Auckland

    Sergeant Gillespie was the navigator of a Hudson which was reported missing on a delivery flight from Fiji. His name appeared in the Herald on 23 August as missing.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 August 1944 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Pacific AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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