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Kelvin Coghill

RAF Station Mount Batten, Plymouth, England. 1943-09-28. Group portrait of crew of Sunderland aircraft W4024 "H for Harry" of No. 10 Squadron RAAF. Back row, left to right: 420916 Pilot Officer S. T. Chilcott; 405709 Flying Officer (FO) R. H. Asker; 408946 FO D. Anderson (lost on operations over the sea on 3 October 1943); 21565 Leading Aircraftman B. F. Goodwin; 23756 Acting Sergeant (A/Sgt) K. Coghill (lost on operations over the Bay of Biscay on 17 November 1943). Front row: 400340 Warrant Officer (WO) P. C. Buchan; 23739 A/Sgt G. E. Gunnourie; 407895 FO R. R. Gray; 416079 FO D. W. Davies; 405226 WO A. T. Holland. Image kindly provided by Australian War Memorial, SUK11398.

RAF Station Mount Batten, Plymouth, England. 1943-09-28. Group portrait of crew of Sunderland aircra …

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  • Title
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    Kelvin AWMM
  • Surname
    Coghill AWMM
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    • WWII AUS23756 AWMM
    • WWII 23756 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

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  • Birth
    12 October 1903 Martyn BalcluthaOtago Martyn
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    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
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    • WWII AUS23756 AWMM
    • WWII 23756 AWMM
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    Flight Engineer/Military AWMM
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  • Kelvin Coghill was the son of David Coghill, and of Isabella Coghill, of Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand. Gave his birth year as 1905 on enlistment. Attended Tokomairiro School, Milton, moved to Australia in 1936 was a Shearing Expert based in Longreach Queensland. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    17 November 1943 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
    Bay of BiscayMediterranean AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol.3, p.136 AWMM
    • Baff, Flight Lieutenant K.C. Maritime is Number Ten Public - Kevin - Researcher - 4 December 2020 - 10 Sqn RAAF Unit History


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04 December 2020KevinBalclutha, NZResearcher
18 June 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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