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George John Forbes

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George John AWMM
  • Surname
    Forbes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ414871 AWMM
    • WWII 414871 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 June 1914 RNZAF Biographies (R17845610) OtagoNew Zealand RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mother: Mrs. E. H. Forbes of Osmaru AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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 Alexander Forbes, and of Elizabeth Herries Forbes (nee McKenzie), of Oamaru

    Attended Waitaki Junior By's High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 September 1944 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Leuchars Cemetery, Fifeshire, England AWMM Sec. P. Grave 33 E. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • We live near Leuchars Airfield and St. Michael's Cemetery where George Forbes is buried close to our dear friend Flt LT Nigel Morton RAF. Because of our connections with NZ we always make a point of visiting George's grave when we visit the cemetery. We would like his family to know that he is remembered and that he is amongst friends. We make a particular point of visiting on Anzac day.
    Public - Colm - 26 April 2019
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Sources

Sources

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  • References
    • Weekly News AWMM
      Weekly News, 1944 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Thompson, H. (1956). New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vols. 1-3). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. 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
    • 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. [(New Zealanders Attached to R.A.F. [Royal Air Force]) (Officers), (Europe) - Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845744) AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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