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John Withers Gordon

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Withers AWMM
  • Surname
    Gordon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 687 AWMM
    • WWII NZD3703 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    21 November 1920 Public - Michael - Researcher - 30 April 2019 - Posting Card
  • Place of birth
    Taumarunui Public - Michael - Researcher - 30 April 2019 - Posting Card
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mary Grace Gordon Public - Michael - Researcher - 30 April 2019 - Posting Card
  • Relationship status
    Unmarried Public - Michael - Researcher - 30 April 2019 - Posting Card

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    English Channel, North Sea 1943-1944 Public - Michael - Researcher - 30 April 2019 - Posting Record Card
  • Armed force / branch
    • Navy AWMM
    • Royal Navy Coastal Forces - 58th Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla Public - Michael - Researcher - 30 April 2019 - Posting Record Card
      S.D. Waters, The Royal New Zealand Navy, Wellington: War History Branch, 1956, p. 495
  • Service number
    • WWII 687 AWMM
    • WWII NZD3703 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of James Alexander and Mary Grace Gordon (nee Withers), of Fendalton, Christchurch AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 July 1944 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Royal New Zealand Navy List (c.1921-c.1970) - kindly provided by Ralph McNabb. This list was not collated by McNabb but was sourced from the Royal New Zealand Navy. AWMM
    • Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12 AWMM
    • Personnel - War service - Required for RN [Royal Navy] - Fleet air arm (naval airmen) - Scheme F (Part 4), Archives New Zealand, R21465678, AAYT AWMM
    • Allison, D., Richards, R., & Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. (2009). Flying navy : the story of new zealanders who flew in the fleet air arm in world war i and world war ii and the roll of honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland [N.Z.] : Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM

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30 April 2019MichaelHMNZS PHILOMEL, Devonport Auckland Researcher

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