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Clive Thomas Blackburn Fail


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clive Thomas Blackburn AWMM
  • Surname
    Fail AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ416633 AWMM
    • WWII 416633 AWMM
  • 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


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident on a delivery flight AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Clive Fail was the son of Ralph Hare and Eva Fail (nee Catlow), of Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1943 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    SomaliaAfrica AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hargeisa War Cemetery, Somalia AWMM C. 17. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • My Uncles navigator. Both died together in an accident that shouldn't have happened. Good to be in touch with his family after so long. He is visited and commemorated by the British Government each Rememberance Sunday
    Public - Dan - 9 December 2016
  • Thank you Great Uncle Clive - you will not be forgotten. Lest we Forget xx
    Public - Barb - Other Relative - 22 March 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). vol. 2 p. 165, vol. 3 p. 185 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


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09 December 2016DanWelwyn, UKOther
22 March 2015BarbMelbourne, AustraliaOther Relative
24 January 2015JulianaAucklandOther Relative
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