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James Gordon Cahir

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Cahir AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ427479 AWMM
    • WWII 427479 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • 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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  • War
  • Campaign
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
    Created during migration for ww2 records that were listed as western front and need to be corrected AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ427479 AWMM
    • WWII 427479 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
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • James Cahir was the son of Francis Reginald and Edna May Cahir, of Rotorua, New Zealand. AWMM
    • He was also the cousin of our family who were living in Hamilton at the time James enlisted in the RNZAF Public - John - Other relative - 21 January 2016 - Family records

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 August 1944 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Konigsberg (now Kaliningrad) Public - John - Other relative - 2 December 2019 - Military file
  • 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
    • Hamilton War Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East 3216 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Jim was lost on the first of two raids to the city of Konigsberg. This was a very long trip totalling over 11 hours return. The crew comprising NZ and RAF personnel had trained for 2 years but were lost without trace on only their 3rd operation with 57 Squadron. The remaining Kiwis were the pilot F/O A.G Russell, navigator F/O G.K.H Christensen and air gunner F/O P.O. Callaghan. Lest we forget
    Public - John - Other relative - 21 January 2016
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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
08 July 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
02 December 2019JohnNelsonOther relative

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