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Lorenzo James Shann Fittock

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lorenzo James Shann AWMM
  • Surname
    Fittock AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Snow AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ415753 AWMM
    • WWII 415753 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 February 1920 Cenotaph Data Entry Form GisborneNew Zealand Cenotaph Data Entry Form
  • Date of birth
    7 February 1920 Public - Lianne Karen - Other relative - 24 December 2017 - Birth certificate and Military Personnel File.
  • Place of birth
    • He was born in Methven not Gisborne Public - Joanne Leah - Other relative - 24 April 2016 - Family Facts
    • He was born in Gisborne however all siblings were born in Methven. Public - Lianne Karen - Other relative - 24 December 2017 - Birth certificate and Military Personnel File.
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 103 Shakespeare Road, Napier AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 James Bateman Fittock (father),83 Methven AWMM
  • Relationship status
    He was single when he enlisted. Public - Lianne Karen - Other relative - 24 December 2017 - Military Personnel File


Wars and conflicts

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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
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 feet 10 inches AWMM
    • Weight, WWII AWMM
      162 lbs. AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Complexion, WWII AWMM
      Fresh AWMM
    • Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of James Bateman Fittock and Laura Evelina Fittock. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1944 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    The Times (London)on 7/5/1945 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM

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  • Never Forgotten
    Public - Joanne Leah - Other relative - 24 April 2016
  • My Father Lorenzo James Sloan was name after him as he was his mothers brother so this makes him my great uncle
    Public - Donna - Other Relative - 26 April 2015
  • Tomorrow , ANZAC Day is the 71st anniversary of your death at age 24 when the plane you were piloting was hit by flak and ditched in the English Channel . You have not been forgotten , Uncle Lorenzo .
    Public - Denise - Other Relative - 24 April 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • New Zealand Genealogist AWMM
      February, 2014 AWMM
    • Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
      Data Entry Form 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
28 September 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
24 December 2017Lianne KarenAuckland, New ZealandOther relative
24 April 2016Joanne LeahNew ZealandOther relative
06 October 2015Online CenotaphNew ZealandResearcher
26 April 2015DonnaAustraliaOther Relative

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