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Matthew William Coxon

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Identity

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    Matthew William AWMM
  • Surname
    Coxon AWMM
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    • WWII NZ401309 AWMM
    • WWII 401309 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 February 1907 Martyn DunedinOtago Martyn
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    Air Force AWMM
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    • WWII NZ401309 AWMM
    • WWII 401309 AWMM
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  • Matthew Coxon was the son of George and Jean Veitch Coxon, of Wanganui, New Zealand; husband of Margaret Jean Coxon, of Strathmore, Taranaki. AWMM

Death

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    31 December 1941 Martyn
    Age 34 AWMM
    BlenheimNew Zealand Martyn
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    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM 27. C/3. (S). AWMM
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  • Sergeant Matthew Coxon, died on 31 December 1941 along with four members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force when two aeroplanes collided one mile north of Woodbourne. One aircraft occupied by Leading Aircraftman Charles Hildreth and Leading Aircraftman Keith Claris had been engaged in camera gun practice and was returning to the aerodrome when it became involved in a collision with the second aircraft, in which Sergeant Coxon and Leading Aircraftman J.D Hewett had been practising instrument take -off. The machines crashed near Renwicktown, being completely wrecked. The occupants were killed instantly. Auckland Star 2 January 1942
    Public - Melanie - Other relative - 31 January 2016

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31 January 2016Melanie New ZealandOther relative