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Laurence John Braithwaite Waters

Marlborough War Memorial Second World War Fountain - Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin

Marlborough War Memorial Second World War Fountain - Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Laurence John Braithwaite AWMM
  • Surname
    Waters AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ411111 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
    Laurence David and Amy Waters (parents), Blenheim, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ411111 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Aorangi AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Laurence David and Amy Waters, of Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Born on the 05th February 1921 at Blenheim. Worked as a truck driver for Marlborough Transport prior to enlisting. Enlisted on the 15th November 1941 at Levin. Awarded air gunners wings and promoted to sergeant on the 13th October 1941. Joined 226 squadron from No. 17 Operational Training Unit in July 1942. Son of Laurence David and Amy Waters (née Braithewaite), of Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand. 127 flying hours logged an on his first operational sortie. His brother F/O. Cyril Melrose Waters 72250 RNZAF was to also lose his life on the 23rd March 1952. Killed in Mosquito NZ2331 along with his navigator Sgt. John Raymond CAMPBELL 72314 RNZAF whilst serving with 75 Squadron RNZAF. The father of Cyril witnessed the accident. Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 19 February 2021 - Errol Martyn and
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About death

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  • Death
    19 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
    19 August 1942 Public - John - Researcher - 7 July 2019 - Bomber Command Losses 1942 W R Chorley
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Horley (St Bartholomew) New Churchyard, Surrey, England AWMM Block A Row N Grave 2 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Memorial name
    Marlborough War Memorial, Second World War Panel AWMM

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  • To Uncle Bill whom I was never to meet. However, my daughter and I have visited your resting place in England. RIP
    Public - Mary Ann - Other Relative - 20 August 2015



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  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM


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16 November 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
07 July 2019JohnUKResearcher
18 August 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
20 August 2015Mary AnnNew ZealandOther Relative
13 May 2015Patricia Ann Napier New ZealandSibling

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