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David George Craill

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  C_024. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel C_024. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David George AWMM
  • Surname
    Craill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ411064 AWMM
    • WWII 411064 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 July 1918 RNZAF Biographies (R17845609) Tolaga BayGisborne RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Father: Mr. Robert Craill of Gisborne AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

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
    Sergeant/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Robert and Alice Craill, of Tolaga Bay, Gisborne, New Zealand.

    Attended Tolaga Bay District High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    KalchreuchGermany AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany AWMM Coll. grave 11. F. 4-12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Previously Reported Missing:, Believed Killed —Death Now Officially Presumed -
    Craill, Sergt. David George, Tolaga Bay Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 26 February 2024 - FIVE FLIERS KILLED
    GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXX, ISSUE 21076, 22 APRIL 1943, PAGE 4
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Co - Dy. Archives New Zealand (R17845609) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
26 February 2024Lorraine Mona GisborneResearcher

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