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Horace Llewellyn Grant

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Horace Llewellyn AWMM
  • Surname
    Grant AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ405254 AWMM
    • WWII 405254 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 October 1914 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 22 December 1940 AWMM 1040 Columbo Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Irene Gertrude Lloyd Grant (sister), cnr Bangor and Avon Streets, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 10 inches AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father: Leonard Llewellyn, Mother: Constance Cowan

    Schools attended: Aranui, Linwood, Spreydon, Shirley , Addington Technical High School

    Sports played: football, cricket at school. Amateur cycling and amateur boxing. Was a member of the Christchurch Sports Club, the Papanui Cycling Club.

    Manager of the New Zealand 1938 Cycling Team to the British Empire Games

    Prior to joining the airforce his flight experience was that of a passeger on a flight from Wigram to Auckland of Easter 1935 or 1936 and return. He was a pupil member of the Canterbury Aero Club and had flown 3 hours and 40 minutes of instruction dual flying

    Employed prior to enlistment at Stacey & Hawkes Ltd, Bakers , Christchurch

    On the night of 3/4 September 1942 75 Squadron took part in a raid on Emden. Flying a Wellington III (Number X3396AA) they took off at 23.28 from Mildenhall. The plane and crew were lost and all are buried in Sage Cemetery in Germany. The other crew members were Sergeants J Law, John Trevor Vivian Gill, Rupert Alfred William Newman, and Rupert Ernest Renton who was a Wireless Operator and Air Gunner. All but Law were in the RNZAF.

    Started out as a pilot then remustered as an Air Observer (7 March 1941) and then as a Navigator "B" ( 23 July 1942).

    Was awarded an Air Observers Badge 8 November 1941

    Had completed 250 hours on his second operation.

    Lost on a raid on Emden, Germany (by 11 aircraft , 2 lost). All five crew were buried at Wittmund, but later reinterred at Sage, 24km south of Oldenburg.

    7002 NZ airmen would graduate from Canadian Aircrew Training. 131553 men would be trained in Canada for flying duties. The Canadian scheme ran from 29 April 1940 to 31 March 1945. Number 3 Elementary Flying Training School was formed at Harewood in August 1940. 11 September 1939 : The Air Department asked for vlounteers both for aircrew and groudstaff. They had to be betwwen the ages of 17.5 to 28 years, unmarried, pass the medical examinations and possess education up to the School Certificate or University Entrance examination. These requirements were later changed to allow a greater number to fall into the selection criteria. At the Ground Training School the men attended a four week course of basic service training and drill. Subjects they studied included elementary navigation, mathematics, airmanship, Air Force law, discipline and hygiene. Those who passed the course satisfactorily were then posted either to an Elementary Flying Training School or to the Observer and Air Gunnery School. Air Observers training comprised navigational exercises and bombing AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    4 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany AWMM 3. B. 4. AWMM
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  • Obituary
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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Ministry for Culture and Heritage. (2012). New Zealanders serving with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, 10 July – 31 October 1940. [A list compiled by Ministry for Culture and Heritage with Errol Martyn]. AWMM
      Unpublished papers: family papers 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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