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Robert Percy Wright

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Portrait of Leading Aircraftman Robert Percy Wright, Auckland Weekly News, 14 February 1945. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19450214-26-32. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Leading Aircraftman Robert Percy Wright, Auckland Weekly News, 14 February 1945. Aucklan …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Percy AWMM
  • Surname
    Wright AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ433124 AWMM
    • WWII 433124 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 August 1913 AWMM DargavilleNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jean Wright, Point Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM
    Jean Isobel Wright (nee Forrester) AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ433124 AWMM
    • WWII 433124 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 12 March 1942 AWMM Cabinet Maker/Civilian 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    On active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Jean Isobel Wright of Point Chevalier, Auckland

    Details of a test flight are available in a pamphlet from Laucala Bay where NZ4022 crashed near Beqa Island. In all 12 died and 6 survived. It seems possible that Robert Wright was one of those who died. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    27 January 1945 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
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  • 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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  • Memorial name
    • Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2187547
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • MacGregor, Bill. Papers relating to World Wars I and II. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2005/18. AWMM
      The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds a copy of a history of No. 6 Flying Boat Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force (donated by Mr Bill MacGregor). It contains details of a test flight from Laucala Bay, where NZ4022 crashed near Beqa Island. In all, 12 died and 6 survived. It seems possible that Robert Wright was one of those who died. [Ref. MS 2005/18] AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM

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