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Eric Douglas Cleary

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Eric Cleary portrait, informal in uniform was taken in Canada. - This image may be subject to copyright

Eric Cleary portrait, informal in uniform was taken in Canada. - This image may be subject to copyri …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Cleary AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ425414 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 April 1921 AWMM Te KopuruNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.L. Cleary (mother), Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 12 February 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Hielbronn, Germany AWMM
      04 Dec 1944-6 May 1945 AWMM
      Baldexton Air Base AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Dulag Luft I, Germany AWMM
      04 Dec 1944-12 December 1944 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany AWMM
      17 Dec 1944-6 May 1945 AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 6 May 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 6717 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Tuberculosis, admitted to Green Lane Hospital on return to New Zealand AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Huaband of Mrs Moira Cleary

    Possibly enlisted in 1942

    Next of kin on Embarkation: Mrs A L Cleary

    Eric Cleary first left New Zealand on 12 February 1943 bound for Canada to train as a pilot. When this proved unsuccessful he became a Bomb Aimer. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 December 1991 AWMM
    Age 70 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikaraka Cemetery, 1 Alfred Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Ashes Servicemens Section, 17 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 4 December 1991 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium records
    http://www.purewa.co.nz/search.asp
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 4 December 1991 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

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