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Gavin Matthew Goldfinch

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Portrait, Weekly News 17 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News 17 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gavin Matthew AWMM
  • Surname
    Goldfinch AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ402178 AWMM
    • WWII 402178 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 September 1918 RNZAF Biographies (R17845610) RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. & Mrs. P. J. Goldfinch, 155 Grafton Road, Auckland. 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
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-A, Gorlitz, Poland POW Deaths (R25405152)
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 57, Gruppignano, Udine, Italy POW Deaths (R25405152
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland POW Deaths (R25405152
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died after liberation of illness contracted while POW AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Gavin Goldfinch was the son of Percy John and Jean Harriet Goldfinch, of Auckland, New Zealand.

    Attended Auckland Grammar School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)) AWMM

Death

About death

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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial roll, St Paul's Church, 25 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • St. Aidans Church, 5 Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland 1050 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories 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
    • Deaths While Prisoner of War - Navy, Army, Air Force and Civilians [WW2 NZ POW Deaths], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 Box 1 (R25405152). 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 - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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