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David Findlay Strachan

Portrait of Sergeant David Findlay Strachan, Auckland Weekly News, 18 November 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19421118-18-31. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Sergeant David Findlay Strachan, Auckland Weekly News, 18 November 1942. Auckland Librar …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Findlay AWMM
  • Surname
    Strachan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ414696 AWMM
    • WWII 414696 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 January 1912 Martyn KahuikaOtago Martyn
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ414696 AWMM
    • WWII 414696 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot Martyn
  • Enlistment
    WW2 17 August 1941 Martyn Master Mariner/Civilian Martyn
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • David Strachan was the son of Peter and Annie Strachan. He was the husband of Marjorie Isobel Strachan of Epsom, Auckland. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Auchinleck Parish Churchyard, Ayrshire, England AWMM Extension 2, Line B, Grave 69 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Auchinleck Parish Churchyard, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND. Public - Rab - Researcher - 24 August 2017 - local
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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24 August 2017RabAUCHINLECK, Scotland.Researcher

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