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Evan Bertram Davies

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Image 1: Pollington Airfield Memorial Garden, cover Millennium Souvenir publication. (Photo J. Ross) - This image may be subject to copyright

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Evan Bertram AWMM
  • Surname
    Davies AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ422056 AWMM
    • WWII 422056 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 February 1921 RNZAF Biographies (R17845609) New PlymouthTaranaki RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Date of birth
    18 February 1921 Public - John - Researcher - 6 November 2021 - DOB listed in bio notes below
  • Place of birth
    New Plymouth Public - John - Researcher - 6 November 2021 - DOB listed in bio notes below
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. E. B. Davies of New Plymouth, 44 Fulford Street, New Plymouth AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Ernest Bertram Davies and of Mary Janet Davies (nee Quinlan), of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand

      Attended New Plymouth Boys' High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM
    • Evan Bertram Davies was born in New Plymouth, 18 Feb 1921. He spent five years at NPBHS before working for two years as a cadet reporter on the Taranaki Daily News. He began his training with the RNZAF in 1942 and was posted to England in 1943. Before he left New Zealand he learned that his brother, Wynn Davies, had been lost over Germany. He was later transferred to the Middle East where he flew as a pilot and captain of many Wellington bomber aircraft flights over Europe. He was killed in action during a raid over Austria on 20 August 1944. His body was recovered from the wreckage and he was buried at Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria. Public - Louise - Researcher - 2 July 2019 - Bio details sourced from Lest we Forget by Jack West
      Additional photos available at https://collection.pukeariki.com/objects/76960
      Puke Ariki, Swainson/Woods Collection SW1942.0208
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Death

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  • Death
    20 August 1944 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    AustriaEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria AWMM 2. B. 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Pollington Airfield Memorial Garden, Yorkshire, England 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Missing - United Kingdom, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845745) AWMM

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06 November 2021JohnPerth WAResearcher
02 July 2019Louise New Plymouth, New ZealandResearcher

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