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Bruce Woodward Ellison

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Biography for Bruce Woodward Ellison. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ea - Gw. ARchives New Zealand (R17845610-0084). CC-BY 2.0.

Biography for Bruce Woodward Ellison. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Pe …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bruce Woodward AWMM
  • Surname
    Ellison AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ4310166 AWMM
    • WWII 4310166 AWMM
    • WWII 4379 AWMM
    • WWII FX85044 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 May 1918 AWMM NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Father: Mr S. C. Ellison AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

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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
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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 Percy Charles Ellison and of Gwenllian Glamorgan Ellison (nee Richards), of Napier, Hawke's Bay. Initially enlisted with the Royal Navy/Fleet Air Arm and was attached to HMS St. Vincent/Gosport. His Pilot training was terminated in December 1941, and he transferred to the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve at Euston. He then embarked overseas to Canada where he underwent training as an Air Navigator and received his Air Observers Badge around January 1943. He returned to the UK, and then transferred to the RNZAF attached to the Royal Air Force, and went to Algeria via Morocco in May 1944. He also served with the 614 Squadron, before going to Italy in June 1944, where he served with the 148 Squadron. (Martyn, p. 181).

    Attended Napier Boys High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    12 September 1944 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Mediterranean AWMM
  • Date of death
    11 September 1944 23.45 Public - Rolf Martin - 4 April 2016 - Errol Martyn "'For Your Tomorrow - A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915' (Volume Two: Fates 1943-1998"
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  • Place of death
    Cavallaria mountain, near Ivrea, Italy. Public - Rolf Martin - 4 April 2016 - Military Personnel File
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Milan War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Coll. grave VI. C. 5-6. AWMM
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Memorials

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Sources

Sources

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  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. 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
    • Royal New Zealand Navy List (c.1921-c.1970) - kindly provided by Ralph McNabb. This list was not collated by McNabb but was sourced from the Royal New Zealand Navy. AWMM
    • Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12 AWMM
    • Personnel - War service - Required for RN [Royal Navy] - Fleet air arm (naval airmen) - Scheme F (Part 3), Archives New Zealand, R21465677, AAYT 8490 AWMM
    • Personnel - War service - Required for RN [Royal Navy] - Fleet air arm (naval airmen) - Scheme F (Part 4), Archives New Zealand, R21465678, AAYT AWMM
    • Personnel - War service - Required for RN [Royal Navy] - Fleet air arm (naval airmen) - Scheme F (Part 5), Archives New Zealand, R21465679, AAYT AWMM
    • Personnel - War service - Required for RN [Royal Navy] - Fleet air arm (naval airmen) - Scheme F (Part 7), Archives New Zealand, R21465682, AAYT AWMM
    • Allison, D., Richards, R., & Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. (2009). Flying navy : the story of new zealanders who flew in the fleet air arm in world war i and world war ii and the roll of honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland [N.Z.] : Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ea - Gw. Archives New Zealand (R17845610) - 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. [List of Missing - United Kingdom, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845745) AWMM

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