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Melvin Roland Greenslade

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 23 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 23 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Melvin Roland AWMM
  • Surname
    Greenslade AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ1225 AWMM
    • WWII 1225 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 May 1910 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs D.V. Greenslade (wife), Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    9 September 1936 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married on the 9th of September 1936 to Miss D.V. Woods. AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Instructors Course, Mangere - February 1940 AWMM
    • General Reconnaissance School, New Plymouth - Navigator Training on Ansons. AWMM
    • Pilot Training - Avenger Torpedo Bombers AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Melvin Greenslade was the son of Robert William Mason Greenslade and of Florence Ada Greenslade (nee Pledger), of Dunedin, Otago; husband of Dorothea Veronica Greenslade of Dunedin.

    Attended John McGlashen College.

    After leaving school, worked as a Brewer.

    Favourite sports - rugby, pig-shooting and deer-stalking.

    Went to Taieri as an Instructor (prob. in 1940).

    Held his civil pilots "A" License and Rank of Pilot Officer in Territorial Air Force.

    Flight Lieutenant - July 1941

    Later appointed Flight Commander

    April - November 1943 - Piloted a Havard Aircraft, which was used for co-operation with the Army Anti-Aircraft Units.

    At time of his death, he was pilot of an Avenger which was reported missing while on an operational flight over New Britain. It probably crashed west of Vunakanau. Lt. J.C. Morrison (navigator) and F/Sgt W. McCloud were the other crew members.

    Place of death for all 3 Vunakanau Aerodrome shot down by Japanese Ack Ack NW of runaway 10 miles SW of Rabaul New Britain 9.50am Sunday 28th May 1944 (Public Source, 7/7/15) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 May 1944 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    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
    Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM

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  • Always remembered, never forgotten , your only son . Melvin John Greenslade born 17th July 1937
    Public - Melvin - Child - 9 July 2015
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Sources

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14 September 2023KelvinNorfolk. EnglandResearcher
09 July 2015MelvinNew ZealandChild

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