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Edward Fred Chandler

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  C_010. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel C_010. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Fred AWMM
  • Surname
    Chandler AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ402543 AWMM
    • WWII 402543 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 May 1917 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Evelyn Marguerite Dodd (mother), Tapu, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

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
  • 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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  • Son of Edward Fred Chandler and of Evelyn Marguerite Chandler (Dodd), of Tapu, Thames

    Two brothers Edward Fred Chandler (NZ402543) and John Lincoln Chandler (NZ415407) served with the RNZAF and both were killed in WW2.

    Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. lists next of kin as E.M. Dodd AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 April 1942 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/1084253
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • 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
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

Contributors

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23 September 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
10 October 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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