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Owen Edward Lamb

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Owen Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Lamb AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    42411 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 May 1917 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.I. Watson (mother), Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • 10 E & RFTS, Yatesbury AWMM
    • RAF, Uxbridge AWMM
    • No. 2 FTS, Brize Norton AWMM
    • No. 7 AGS, Newton Down, Wales AWMM
    • NO. 6 OTU, Sutton Bridge AWMM
    • No. 1 Air Armament School, Manby, Lincolnshire AWMM
    • No. 5 OTU, Sutton Bridge AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Mar 1939 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Postal Worker/Civilian AWMM
    New Zealand 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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Gordon Edward and Agnes Isabel Lamb, of Auckland

    Educated at Frankton School, Hamilton and Mt Albert Grammar School.

    He moved to Wellington and worked in the Post Office service. He was well-known in the city as secretary of the Swifts Football Club.

    He was accepted early in 1939 for a four-year short service commission in the RAF.

    Originally buried near the Tobruk-Bardia Road, later reinterred at Acroma

    Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981). The Battle of Britain: 10 July- 31 October 1940 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    LibyaNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Mount Albert Grammar School, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Wynn, K. (1989). Men of the Battle of Britain. Norwich, England: Gliddon Books. AWMM
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      Wynn, K. (1981). p. 247-248 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Ministry for Culture and Heritage. (2012). New Zealanders serving with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, 10 July – 31 October 1940. [A list compiled by Ministry for Culture and Heritage with Errol Martyn]. AWMM

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