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David Graham Buchanan

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David Graham Buchanan, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

David Graham Buchanan, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Graham AWMM
  • Surname
    Buchanan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ421840 AWMM
    • WWII 421840 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 July 1921 RNZAF Biographies (R17845608) LondonEngland RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Father: Mr. D. W. Buchanan. 40 Wills St, Ashburton AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. & Mrs. D. W. Buchanan of Ashburton AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)
  • 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • David Buchanan was the son of David William and Annie Grace Beaver Buchanan, of Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand.

    Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial.

    Attended Timaru Boys High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 December 1944 AWMM
    Age 23 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
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. 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
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Missing - United Kingdom, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845745) AWMM

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07 July 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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