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Allan James Edwards

First recorded as missing - later body recovered

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Allan James AWMM
  • Surname
    Edwards AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ41642 AWMM
    • WWII 41642 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 April 1920 Noel Smith Research Project
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  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • 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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  • Allan Edwards was the son of Lewis John and Isabella Edwards, of Anderson's Bay, Dunedin, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    18 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    English Channel of Cherbourg, France Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 30 January 2016 -
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Felixtowe New Cemetery, Suffolk, England AWMM Block B. Sec. K. Grave 30. AWMM
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  • Obituary
    During a sweep on the 05th June 1942, 22 year old, Sgt Allan James Edwards NZ/4164 RNZAF from Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand was shot down but managed to bale out and rescued by an Air Sea Rescue Walrus. Sadly he was killed on the 18th August 1942 during a sweep to Cherbourg. His Spitfire BL934 crashed into the sea - his body being recovered on the 27th August by a British Destroyer - buried at Felixstowe, Suffolk, England. Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 30 January 2016 -
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20 July 2022KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher

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