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Kenneth Wilfred Gower

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 16 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 16 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Wilfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Gower AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ421272 AWMM
    • WWII 421272 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 December 1915 AWMM PateaTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Tututawa AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr A.C. Gower (father), Stratford, Taranaki AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ421272 AWMM
    • WWII 421272 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Kenneth Gower was the son of Algernon Carlyle Gower and Mary Bayly Gower, of Tututawa, Taranaki. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 May 1944 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Wevelgem Communal Cemetery, Wevelgem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM Coll. grave E. 473-474. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2776061
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 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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