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Clarence Francis Tibbitts

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  T_013. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel T_013. Image taken June 2020.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clarence Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Tibbitts AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Clarry AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ43050 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 April 1917 RNZAF Biographies (R17845616) HaweraTaranaki RNZAF Biographies (R17845616)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr & Mrs H. F. Tibbitts, 79 Edgecumbe Road, Tauranga AWMM
  • Relationship status


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 (R17845616)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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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  • Clarence Tibbitts was the son of Harold Francis and Eveline May Tibbitts of Tauranga.

    Named after his uncle Clarence Francis Tibbitts (2350), London Regiment (The Rangers), killed 7 May 1915.

    Educated atJohn McGlashan College, Dunedin and Alexandra District High School, Auckland Engineering School.

    Name spelt as Tibbetts in the Auckland Museum Roll of Honour

    Attended Seddon Memorial Technical College and Hamilton Technical College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845616)) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    19 September 1940 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



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  • Memorial name
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • we miss you so much rest in peace from rachel hinchcliff your grand daughter
    Public - rachel - Other Relative - 17 July 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Palmer, M. (2010). Our uncles who went to war : World War I, Sydney Francis Tibbitts, Clarence Francis Tibbitts : World War II, Clarence Francis Tibbitts, Eric Francis Tibbitts. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] - Historical Items - Battle of Britain Roll of Honour, July - October 1940. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ADQA 17263 AIR118/109/77e (R17845784) AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Sm- Ty. Archives New Zealand (R17845616) - 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


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29 June 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
17 July 2015rachelnew zealandOther Relative

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