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John Humfrey Deans

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Biography for John Humphrey Deans. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Co - Dy. Archives New Zealand (R17845609-0406). CC-BY 2.0.

Biography for John Humphrey Deans. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Perso …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Humfrey AWMM
  • Surname
    Deans AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ391829 AWMM
    • WWII 391829 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 December 1915 RNZAF Biographies (R17845609) CoalgateCanterbury RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs J.H. Deans (wife), Bulls, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Widow: Mrs. M. H. B. Deans of Riccarton, Christchurch 38 Rata Street, Riccarton, Christchurch AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. J. Deans of Christchurch AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ391829 AWMM
    • WWII 391829 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
    Pilot/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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident whilst on operational training AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Deans was the son of John and Ruth Lorne Deans (nee Humfrey) of Coalgate, Canterbury and the husband of Rosemary Deans of Riccarton Christchurch

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

    Attended Christs' College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 January 1943 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    OmataTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    South Malvern Cemetery, Selwyn District, New Zealand AWMM 3.6.9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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