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John Gilbert Finn

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Column 421 & 422, Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery. (photo P. Lascelles, 2008) - This image may be subject to copyright

Column 421 & 422, Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery. (photo P. Lascelles, 2008) - This image m …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Gilbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Finn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ404859 AWMM
    • WWII 404859 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 November 1919 RNZAF Biographies (R17845610) InvercargillSouthland RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Widow: Mrs. P. M. Whyte (re-married) 1chld AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. T. Finn of Glencoe, Invercargill AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Tomas and Annie Steel Finn; husband of Patricia May Finn, of Invercargill

    Attended Southland Boy's High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 January 1942 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    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
    Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. 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 Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) AWMM

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