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George William De Vere

Family grave memorial, O'Neill's Point Cemetery (photo J. Halpin 2011) - This image may be subject to copyright

Family grave memorial, O'Neill's Point Cemetery (photo J. Halpin 2011) - This image may be subject t …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George William AWMM
  • Surname
    De Vere AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ402171 AWMM
    • WWII 402171 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
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ402171 AWMM
    • WWII 402171 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George De Vere was the son of George Frederick de Vere, and of Ada Mary Charlotte de Vere (nee Macklow), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

    Died during training at New Plymouth in a Gipsy Moth plane when it collided with another plane while taxing on the airfield.

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna.

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

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 September 1940 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    O'Neill's Point Cemetery, 122 Bayswater Avenue, Bayswater, North Shore, Auckland AWMM Block C, Grave 226. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Family grave memorial, O'Neill's Point, 122 Bayswater Avenue, Bayswater, North Shore, Auckland AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna Grammar School War Memorial, (Foyer, Library), 210 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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