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John Alexander McDermott

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    McDermott AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ40610 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 April 1915 AWMM GourockInverclyde AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 26 April 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Auckland Aero Club AWMM
    • Ground Training School, Weraroa AWMM
    • Air Observers' School, Ohakea AWMM
    • No. 5 OTU, Aston Downs AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Jan 1940 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    public servant 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Emigrated to NZ 1923

    1924-28- Attended Marist Brothers' School, Newtown, Wellington

    1928- December 1931- St Patrick's College

    Embarked as a Trainee Air Gunner, rank unknown

    Promoted to Sergeant May? 1940

    Flight Sergeant -1 September 1941

    Pilot Officer - December 1942

    Flying Officer - May 1943

    Is remembered by his friends as a man with a dry sense of humour and a great determination of spirit.

    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
    2 January 1970 AWMM
    Age 54 AWMM
    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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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. 272-274 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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