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Gordon Black

Portrait of Sub Lieutenant Gordon Black, Auckland Weekly News, 3 June 1943. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19420603-23-1. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Sub Lieutenant Gordon Black, Auckland Weekly News, 3 June 1943. Auckland Libraries Herit …


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    Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Black AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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    Navy AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Gordon Black was the son of Walter Thomas Black and Rose Maude Black of Petone, Wellington AWMM
    • Birth: 03.01.1920
      Attended Hutt Valley High School: 1933 to 1936 Public - Judith - Researcher - 15 February 2017 - Hutt Valley High student records


About death

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  • Death
    11 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Hylton (Castletown) Cemetery, Durham, England AWMM Sec. D. Row 1. Grave 715 AWMM
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  • There seems so little left of your short life Gordon and even less of the air accident which cut it so short. So, here is a tribute to you, the "very kind fellow' from Bracken Street Petone
    Public - Claire - 8 January 2017



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM


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15 February 2017JudithUpper Hutt, New ZealandResearcher
08 January 2017ClaireWellington, New ZealandOther

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