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Robert Nevin Chancellor

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Column 431 & 432, Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery. (photo P. Lascelles, 2008) - This image may be subject to copyright

Column 431 & 432, Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery. (photo P. Lascelles, 2008) - This image m …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Nevin AWMM
  • Surname
    Chancellor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ411859 AWMM
    • WWII 411859 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 September 1913 RNZAF Biographies (R17845608) BelfastChristchurch RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)
  • Date of birth
    25th September 1913 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 25 June 2023 - https://www.familysearch.org/
  • Place of birth
    Newtownards, Down, Northern Ireland Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 25 June 2023 - https://www.familysearch.org/
  • Birth notes
    Son of Galaway & Jane Dick CHANCELLOR of Co. Down, IRELAND Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 25 June 2023 - https://www.familysearch.org/
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr W.G. Chancellor (father), "Solitude", Dundonald, County Down, Ireland AWMM
    • WW2 Parnets: Mr. & Mrs. G. Chancellor of Ireland AWMM
  • 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Galway Chancellor and of Jane Chancellor (nee Nevin) of Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

    Attended The Royal Belfast Academical Institution (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    18 April 1943 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Pilot-Officer Robert Nevin Chancellor, previously reported missing on operations, now announced safe and well. His father is Mr. W. C. G. Chancellor, Ireland Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 25 June 2023 - GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXIX, ISSUE 20656, 6 JANUARY 1942, PAGE 4
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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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
    • 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. [Missing believed killed - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845746) 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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25 June 2023Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher

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