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Mathew Cameron Farrer

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 23 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 23 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mathew Cameron AWMM
  • Surname
    Farrer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZD2554 AWMM
    • WWII 2554 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 June 1922 AWMM HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • 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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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Student/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental death on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mathew Farrer was the son of Matthew Roland and Dorothy Lucy Clare Farrer, of Te Kuiti.

    His namesake Matt Erratt writes: "Stanley Alfred Erratt DSC, and Mat served together in the Second World War in the Fleet Air Arm aboard HMS Victorious. Mat was the pilot, Stanley his observer. They were both issued with the DSC in recognition of their bravery in primarily locating and bombing the German battleship - The Tirpitz. Both men became very good friends, my father [Stanley] had to write to Mat's mother to inform her of her loss and promised her that his first son would be called Matthew, thus I am named in memory of my father's best friend. Mat's mother was my God Mother when I was Christened and travelled from New Zealand to the United Kingdom for the occasion, I still have the 1/2 pint pewter tankard " AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 August 1945 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    CornwallEngland 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
    • New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 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
    • Information kindly provided by family 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 2), Archives New Zealand, R21465676, AAYT 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
    • Personnel - War service - Required for RN [Royal Navy] - Fleet air arm (naval airmen) - Scheme F (Part 8), Archives New Zealand, R21465683, 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

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