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Clifford Renwick Purvis

Portrait, in uniform. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, in uniform. - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clifford Renwick AWMM
  • Surname
    Purvis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Cliff AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ41605 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 October 1921 AWMM MosgielOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Heart Attack AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Bertie Renwick Purvis and Gladys Transvaal (nee Wooton) Purvis.

    Embarkation date early 1941

    Attended King's High School

    Cliff Purvis' father Bertie Renwick Purvis (23/261) served in WWI and his brother Ronald Bruce Purvis (444693) also served in WW2.

    His family erected the Memorial seat AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    22 January 1995 AWMM
    Age 73 AWMM
    Plettenburg BaySouth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Plettenburg Bay, South Africa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Plettenburg Bay Newspaper AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Memorial seat, Lookout Beach, Plettenberg Bay AWMM

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  • References
    • 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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