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Douglas Huntly Gordon

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Headstone of Sergeant Douglas Huntly Gordon (413408). Le-Bois-Plage-En-Re Communal Cemetery, France. New Zealand War Graves Trust (FRJO7752). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Sergeant Douglas Huntly Gordon (413408). Le-Bois-Plage-En-Re Communal Cemetery, France. …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas Huntly AWMM
  • Surname
    Gordon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ413408 AWMM
    • WWII 413408 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 October 1922 RNZAF Biographies (R17845610) PictonMarlborough RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Aunt: Mrs. E. Styles, 7 Aldwin Road, Christchurch. 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
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Sutton Gordon and Mary Katherine Gordon of Christchurch.

    Nephew and ward of Ethel Styles of Christchurch.

    Presumed crashed on a mining operation off the coast of France

    Attended Christchurch West High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 October 1942 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Le-Bois-Plage-En-Re Communal Cemetery, Charente-Maritime, France AWMM Grave 5 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. 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
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) 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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