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William Elvin

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Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Elvin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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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  • A replica of a memorial in Weiswampach, Luxembourge, designed by Pol Holweck stands near the gun emplacements in Harbourview Orangihina Park in Te Atatu Peninsula. Unveiled in September 2010, it commemorates not only the airmen who died when their Lancaster bomber was shot down over the village of Weiswampach on 12/13 August 1944 but all those who lost their lives. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 August 1944 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Weiswampach Lancaster Memorial, Luxembourg, Belgium AWMM
    • War Memorial, Harbourview-Orangihina Park, Te Atatu, Auckland (replica of Weiswampach Lancaster Memorial) AWMM

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Sources

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