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Douglas Eccles Fleury

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas Eccles AWMM
  • Surname
    Fleury AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ4214089 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ4214089 AWMM
  • Military service
    • School cadets AWMM
    • Home guard AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Milson AWMM
    • Omaka AWMM
    • Gisborne AWMM
    • Ohakea AWMM
    • 11 Servicing Unit AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Flight Rigger/Military AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Injured knee in a fire in the hangar at Ohakea AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to Palmerston North Hospital AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Emphysema and heart failure AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mr Fleury was one of the first to volunteer in September 1939 but as he had had polio as a child he was turned down, However when the ballot system started his name appeared every time and eventually he was accepted.

    He was a awarded the QSM in 1980 for public duties. He was also presented with an M badge for long service to the RSA AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    16 June 1994 AWMM
    Age 77 AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St. Agnes Churchyard, Kiwitea, New Zealand AWMM Plot 23 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Manawatu Evening Standard, 17 June 1994 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Manawatu Evening Standard AWMM
      Death notice: Manawatu Evening Standard, 17 June 1994 AWMM

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