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Arthur William Doreen

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Headstone, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery (Photo P. Lascelles 2007) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery (Photo P. Lascelles 2007) - This image may be subject to …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur William AWMM
  • Surname
    Doreen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ43468 AWMM
    • WWII 43468 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 June 1924 RNZAF Biographies (R17845609) GisborneNew Zealand RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs. L. Nepia, Manutuke, Gisborne AWMM
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs. L. Nepia of Manutuke, Gisborne AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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 Frank and Lucy Doreen, of Manutuke, Auckland

    Next of kin listed in the Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 as Mrs L Nepia, Gisborne

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

Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 August 1945 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM 5.11 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Doreen.— Mrs. L. Nepia and family Wish to sincerely thank kind relations and friends and those who personally called, for messages of sympathy, telegrams, and floral tokens and kindness shown to them in the sad loss of their son and grandson, Flight/Sgt. Arthur William Doreen. They would like this as a personal acknowledgment as they are too numerous to reply individually. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 29 June 2023 - BEREAVEMENT NOTICE
    GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXXII, ISSUE 21822, 19 SEPTEMBER 1945, PAGE 1
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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  • In loving memory of an uncle I never got to meet. Hope you and dad are catching up on lost time. Arohanui, your niece, Tracy.
    Public - Tracy - Child - 23 February 2015
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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

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25 April 2024Neal Christchurch New Zealand Other relative
27 August 2023KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
29 June 2023Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
11 November 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
23 April 2020AngelaAucklandOther relative

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