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James Sherman Strachan

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Sherman AWMM
  • Surname
    Strachan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ391122 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1912 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 6 April 2019 - Family research
  • Place of birth
    Westport, West Coast of New Zealand. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 6 April 2019 - Family research
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
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Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Whilst on a training flight - aboard RAF Bristol Beaufort DD886 - operated by RAF (Number 5) Coastal Command Operational Training Unit - from Long Kesh on 4 April 1943 - at 13.15 hours the Port Engine failed due to difficulties with oil pressure. The aircraft crashed - near Longford Lodge - killing all 4 RNZAF crew men aboard. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 6 April 2019 - website : ww2ni.com/greaterbelfastpart7
    • Son of Sherman Strachan & Henrietta (nee Bayfield : 1885-1946). Sherman Strachan was born at Montrose, Scotland - and came to New Zealand as a child. Sherman Strachan was the Editor of the "Westport News" from 1899. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 6 April 2019 - Family Research Site : Bayfield Family.
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Death

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  • Death
    4 August 1943 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    [United Kingdom]Europe AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Northern Ireland AWMM Glenalina Extn, Section A.S., Grave 16 AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. 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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