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Cecil Deryck Charters

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cecil Deryck AWMM
  • Surname
    Charters AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ41876 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Burma AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII NZ41876 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Cecil Charters was the son of William Wombwell Charters and Lily Gertrude Charters of Cashmere Hills, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Died of dysentery

    Barrass, M.B. (2001- 2008). Web site: Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. "Squadrons numbered in the 400 series were technically units of the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF, but their members were placed under the operational control of the RAF and are usually considered to be part of the RAF's organisational structure". URL: http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn485-490.htm AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    25 December 1943 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    ThailandSoutheast Asia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar AWMM B2 C 4 AWMM
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  • Obituary
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  • Cecil was shot down over the Malacca Strait on 19th January 1942. He managed to bale out and parachuted to the ground, only to be caught by the Japanese. He survived long enough to work on the notorious Burma Railway. He died of dysentery. In his last days he was attended by an amazing man, Padre John Noel Duckworth. I want to thank Cecil for his unwavering commitment to defending NZ against the threat of a Japanese invasion and also the Padre for his kindness and dedication to humanity when all else around him was sheer hell.

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM