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Ray Alexander Gilchrist

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ray Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Gilchrist AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ411209 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
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Ernest Gilchrist and of Emily Gilchrist (nee Henry) of Invercargill

      Husband of Ellen Selina Gilchrist of Invercargill AWMM
    • F/Sgt Ray Alexandra Gilchrist, 411209 RNZAF Navigator, Age 31, KIA 06/06/1943, Son of Ernest Gilchrist and of Emily Gilchrist (nee Henry), of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand; husband of Ellen Selina Gilchrist, of Invercargill. MAYNAMATI WAR CEMETERY

      06/06/1943 BA916 Mk V Crashed on overshoot near Comilla on return from aborted raid to Kalemyo. F/Sgt Les Ward , F/Sgt Ray Gilchrist , Sgt. Gerry Theobald KIA.

      Known to have been on the 10/11/1942 shipping strike on Akyab. Crew on this op was W/O Ron Lockwood and Sgt Courtney flying Blenheim BA592. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 16 May 2019 -
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About death

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  • Death
    6 June 1943 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    IndiaAsia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh AWMM 3 F 1 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. 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


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16 May 2019JeniferWairarapaResearcher
16 August 2016BrentChristchurch, New ZealandOther

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