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George Hunter Boyes

Headstone of PO George Hunter BOYES 428609. Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, Block 11719. Image kindly provided by Allan Steel CC-BY 4.0.

Headstone of PO George Hunter BOYES 428609. Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, Bl …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Hunter AWMM
  • Surname
    Boyes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ428609 AWMM
    • WWII 428609 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 April 1913 RNZAF Biographies (R17845608) InvercargillSouthland RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Widow: Mrs. L. B. Boyes of Knew, Dunedin AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ428609 AWMM
    • WWII 428609 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Pilot Officer Boyes was the son of William Harley Boyes and Beatrice Boyes of Invercargill and the husband of Lorna Boyes of Dunedin.

      He died at Wellington Public Hospital, having been admitted after suddenly taking ill while travelling by train from Rotorua to Wellington.

      Attended Southland Boys High School/John McGlashan College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)) AWMM
    • He had two daughters, Deirdre Glenna Boyes (now Milne) and Alane Geraldine (Nicky) Boyes, now Nicky Earl Public - Deirdre Glenna - Child - 11 June 2016 - Family knowledge
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About death

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  • Death
    • 31 May 1943 AWMM
      Age 30 AWMM
    • 31 May 1943 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 30 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Andersons Bay Cemetery, Tomahawk Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM 19 117 AWMM
    • Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 117, Plot 19 AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Bo - Cl. Archives New Zealand (R17845608) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM


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11 June 2016Deirdre GlennaAuckland, NZChild

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