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Paxton Chapple

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Paxton AWMM
    • Paxton Penn Public - Anthony John - Sibling - 13 November 2020 - Family oral history
  • Surname
    Chapple AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Max Public - Anthony John - Sibling - 13 November 2020 - Family oral history
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ422368 AWMM
    • WWII 422368 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 December 1922 Birth Index AlamedaCalifornia Birth Index
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • 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 1 April 1942 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Hollis Miro Blanchard Chapple and Constance May (nee Penn) Chapple of Waiwera, brother of Doreen W. Chapple.

    Attended MNount Albert Grammar School and Rotorua High and Grammar School. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1945 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ancona War Cemetery, Italy AWMM I. K. 16. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Rotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2) AWMM
    • Mount Albert Grammar School, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Paxton Chapple

Leave a note

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  • I never knew you Uncle Max, but your Sister Nancy (Nana to me) kept your picture on her dresser, looking dapper in your uniform. She spoke of you often and I know your passing broke her heart. Nancy is with you now and I hope the two of you are at peace together in some beautiful place watching the cricket. Thank you for your sacrifice at the so very young age of 22. Your family will never forget you. With all my love. Kim, the Great Niece you never met.
    Public - Kim - Other Relative - 24 April 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • 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
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol.3, p.126 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
23 March 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
13 November 2020Anthony JohnPalmerston North, New ZealandSibling
25 April 2015KimAucklandOther Relative

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