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Patrick John Denis Cooney

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Headstone of Flight Sergeant Patrick John Denis Cooney (403951). St Joris Communal Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BEDY0550). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Flight Sergeant Patrick John Denis Cooney (403951). St Joris Communal Cemetery, West-Vl …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Patrick John Denis AWMM
  • Surname
    Cooney AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ403951 AWMM
    • WWII 403951 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 November 1919 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Maria Elizabeth Cooney (mother), Salford Street, Gore, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ403951 AWMM
    • WWII 403951 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
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  • 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 Patrick Francis Cooney and Maria Elizabeth Cooney (nee Kean) of Gore, Southland

    Took at 1934 from Brighton on board a Wellington as part of Operation Dunkirk. Crashed at St Joris-Lez-Nieuwport (West Vlaanderen), 4 km east of Nieuwpoort, Belgium.

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

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 March 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Joris Communal Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM Grave 10 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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  • Visited Pats grave at St Joris Belgium in October 1987.
    He Died with his 5 Wellington Bomber crew, ages ranging between 21yr + 35yr.
    Brave men, such a tragic waste of lives.
    Public - Bid (Brigid) - Other relative - 13 February 2019
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  • Leaving a poppy for you Uncle Pat, tragically lost so young
    Public - Denise - Other Relative - 26 April 2015
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  • For my Uncle, "we will remember"
    Public - Pauline - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
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  • To my Uncle. As a serving soldier I now respect even more your contribution and sacrifice. I have visited your resting place in Belgium and laid a Poppy from all your family
    Public - Patrick - Other Relative - 12 March 2015
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 February 2019Bid (Brigid)Amberley. New Zealand.Other relative
18 July 2018gregwellington,Other relative
26 April 2015DeniseNew ZealandOther Relative
20 April 2015PaulineChristchurchOther Relative
12 March 2015PatrickWanganui NZOther Relative

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