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Kevin Frederick Debenham

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kevin Frederick AWMM
  • Surname
    Debenham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ412211 AWMM
    • WWII 412211 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 January 1917 RNZAF Biographies (R17845609) OxfordEngland RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. F. Debenham of Oxford Main Street, Oxford, Christchurch 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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Ellen Debenham, of Oxford, Canterbury, New Zealand.

    There is a possible reference to Debenham in the diary of Sergeant Pilot Raymond Herbert John Broady (NZ39691), November, 1942. [Ref. MS 883]

    Attended Rangiora High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 April 1943 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    KatzenbachGermany AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany AWMM 20. A. 10. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Kevin Debrnham was my mother Peggy Cadigan’s née McGrath first cousin. They all lived in Oxford Canterbury and card playing with the aunts was a memory she recalled! She often told me about visits from Auntie Liz and Uncle Fred and the fun she had with Kevin and other cousins during her childhood. She was especially fond of Kevin and his brother Terry and was devastated when Kevin did not return from war. After all these years his memory is not forgotten especially as Anzac Day is imminent.
    Trish Brooking
    Dunedin
    Public - Patricia Anne - Other relative - 19 April 2024
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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
    • Broady, Raymond Herbert John. Papers, 1911 - 1942. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-883. 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
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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19 April 2024Patricia AnneDunedinOther relative
13 October 2022AntonioHastings DistrictResearcher

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