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Verner Grenville Cave

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Verner Grenville AWMM
  • Surname
    Cave AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ415059 AWMM
    • WWII 415059 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 May 1918 RNZAF Biographies (R17845608) HamiltonWaikato RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)
  • Date of birth
    Born on the 06th May 1918 Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 9 June 2019 - http://www.aircrewremembered.com/cave-verner-grenville.html
  • Place of birth
    Dargaville Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 9 June 2019 - http://www.aircrewremembered.com/cave-verner-grenville.html
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr M.K. Cave (father), 2 Anzac Avenue, Whakatane, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. M. K. Cave of Whakatane AWMM
    • Son of Milton Knight Cave and Stella May Cave (née Coxhead), of 2 Anzac Avenue, Whakatane, Auckland, New Zealand Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 9 June 2019 - http://www.aircrewremembered.com/cave-verner-grenville.html
  • 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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Verner Cave was the son of Milton Knight Cave and Stella May Cave, of Whakatane, New Zealand.

    Two sons, brothers Jack Milton Cave (RAF 43700) and Vernon Grenville Cave (NZ415059) died in service.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers.

    Attended Dargaville High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 March 1945 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    YugoslaviaEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Belgrade War Cemetery, Yugoslavia AWMM 8. D. 2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville AWMM
    • Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East 3216 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Rest in Peace, Verner Cave.
    My uncle, Reg Adams, was your rear gunner - also lost on that fateful night.
    Thanks to you, and many like you (including your own brother) who came selflessly to our aid in those dark days.
    James Adams.
    Public - James - 1 December 2018
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol. 2 p. 336; Vol. 3 p. 124-5 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) - 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 Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) 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
09 June 2019KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
01 December 2018JamesRetford, Nottinghamshire UKOther

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