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Emil Algernon Gifford

Portrait, Northland Roll of Honour CDROM - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Northland Roll of Honour CDROM - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Emil Algernon AWMM
  • Surname
    Gifford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • A.Gifford AWMM
    • Algie AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ414099 AWMM
    • WWII 414099 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
    Mrs N.E. Gifford (wife), 972 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Far East (Air Force) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ414099 AWMM
    • WWII 414099 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an air raid AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of N.E. Gifford of Dominion Road, Auckland

    He received his education at Avondale School and Seddon Memorial Technical College. A keen sportsman, he played Rugby Football, and participated in boxing where in 1928 he won the Northern Boxing Club's welterweight championship and was also runner up for the Auckland heavy weight championship

    In civilian life, he was an engineer and at one stage was transferred to Niue Island as the an engineer in charge of Public Works. At the time of his enlistment in the ground staff of the Air Force, with the unit he went to Singapore with, he was foreman in the Public Work's Engineering shop in Whangarei

    Gifford, a master mechanic, was killed outright whilst loading cargo aboard SS Talthybius in Singapore Harbour.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 February 1942 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    SingaporeSoutheast Asia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore AWMM 24. E. 15. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial plaque, Blockhouse Bay Primary School, 584 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Blockhouse Bay Primary School, 584 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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