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William Henry Whitcombe

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Biography for William Henry Whitcombe. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ue - Z. Archives New Zealand (R17845617-0296). CC-BY 2.0.

Biography for William Henry Whitcombe. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased P …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Whitcombe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ41561 AWMM
    • WWII 41561 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 August 1910 RNZAF Biographies (R17845617) PahiatuaManawatu-Wanganui RNZAF Biographies (R17845617)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr & Mrs E. Whitcombe, 40 Roy Street, Palmerston North AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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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  • Son of Eric Whitcombe and Jane Mortin Whitcombe (nee Henderson) of Paihiatua.

    Attended Wanganui Collegiate School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845617)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 December 1942 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Newmarket Cemetery, Suffolk, England AWMM Plot O Grave 399 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • His Name Will Live For Evermore In Our Servicemen`s Cemetery at Pahiatua Bryan James President Pahiatua R.S.A. 2015
    Public - BRYAN DAVID - Researcher - 2 June 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. 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
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ue - Z. Archives New Zealand (R17845617) - 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. [(New Zealanders Attached to R.A.F. [Royal Air Force]) (Officers), (Europe) - Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845744) AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
03 June 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
28 October 2019GregWhanganui. New ZealandResearcher
02 June 2015BRYAN DAVIDPAHIATUAResearcher

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