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Richard Charles Whitmore

Portrait, Richard Charles Whitmore from the Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Richard Charles Whitmore from the Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Whitmore AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ421123 AWMM
    • WWII 421123 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 February 1921 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Christopher John and Charlotte Whitmore of Auckland, New Zealand (parents) 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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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 8 February 1942 Martyn Farmer/Civilian Martyn
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended Pukekohe East Primary School from 1928. Attended Pukekohe High School.

    Son of Christopher John and Charlotte Whitmore of Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand

    The New Zealand Herald noted on 9 November 1943 that Pilot Officer Richard Whitmore was missing on air operations. On 23 November the Herald recorded that he was missing believed killed. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    28 September 1943 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hanover War Cemetery, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany AWMM Grave 8 C 1 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Photo of Richard Charles Whitmore can be found at Pukekohe East Primary School, Auckland in the Playcentre ( the old school) AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • My maternal grandmother was Minnie Whitmore. Her half brother was Christopher John Whitmore who was Richard Whitmore’s father. Richard had three brothers but I believe he was the only one to serve in World War II
    Public - Andrew - Other relative - 10 July 2022



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  • External links
  • 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


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30 November 2022AntonioHastings DistrictResearcher
10 July 2022AndrewAuckland New Zealand Other relative
26 June 2022AndrewSarstedtResearcher
06 May 2021StephanieWhangareiOther relative
30 April 2021Stephanie AnnWhangarei, New ZealandOther relative

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