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Eric John Robert Yates

Group of 6 Royal New Zealand Airforce trainees photograph taken on board the ship RMS Aorangi, going to Canada in 1941. From left to right: R. Moore, Bill Suckling, Eric Yates, Ren Rutherford, Harry Woodrow and Bill Forman. (kindly supplied by Mr R. Moore) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric John Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Yates AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ403787 AWMM
    • WWII 403787 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    LondonEngland 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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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • 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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  • Eric Yates was the son of John Sidney and May Eliza Yates of Kingsland, Auckland.

    Attended Kowhai Intermediate and Mt Albert Grammar schools.

    The National Office of the RNZRSA has a photograph of his headstone. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    27 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery, Lincolnshire, England AWMM Sec. 116. Row A, Grave 9 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol 2, p. 226 AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
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