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Gerald Temple Odlin

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Portrait, smiling and standing in front of a fern (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, smiling and standing in front of a fern (kindly provided by family) - This image may be su …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gerald Temple AWMM
  • Surname
    Odlin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ421087 AWMM
    • WWII 421087 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1916 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ421087 AWMM
    • WWII 421087 AWMM
  • Military service
  • 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Gerald Odlin was the son of Alfred Ernest and Margaret Jane Odlin of Epsom, Auckland

    Attended Auckland Grammar School. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 December 1942 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    ParaparaumuWellington 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
    • Auckland Provincial Memorial, Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • Gerald, my uncle who died long before I was born, serving your country. I grew up knowing that you were much loved and missed by your surviving family and friends. A golden thread in the tapestry of my family. With love, your niece Helen.
    Public - Helen Ruth - Other relative - 29 October 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol. 1 p. 282, vol. 3 p. 376 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1943. portrait AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
14 August 2022KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
29 October 2015Helen RuthSydney, AustraliaOther relative

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