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William Robert Dil

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Headstone, Cambridge City Cemetery (Photo Mr G. Graham of Auckland, 1996) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Cambridge City Cemetery (Photo Mr G. Graham of Auckland, 1996) - This image may be subjec …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Dil AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ403434 AWMM
    • WWII 403434 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 May 1919 RNZAF Biographies (R17845609) New PlymouthTaranaki RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Brothers: Mr. S. J. Dil, 45 Hinemoa St. , Birkenhead, Auckland Mr. W. T. Dil, C/o Fire Station, Birkenhead, Auckland C/o Sexton & Manning, Solicitors, P. O. Box 260, Auckland 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Dil was the son of William James Dil and Sarah Elisabeth Dil, of Auckland.

    Attended Northcote District High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    21 September 1941 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, England AWMM Grave 6603. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Northcote College, 1 Kauri Glen Rd, Northcote, Auckland 0627 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories 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
    • 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. [(New Zealanders Attached to R.A.F. [Royal Air Force]) (Officers), (Europe) - Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845744) 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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