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John Howard Sumner

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Howard AWMM
  • Surname
    Sumner AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ4210042 AWMM
    • WWII 4210042 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Sumner was the son of Wallace Charles Ivan and Emiline Wright Sumner, of Hamilton, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    5 May 1944 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hamilton East Cemetery, Hungerford Crescent, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers Area E3, Grave 34. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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

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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/2920067
    Sources Used
  • References
    • 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
    • Birth certificate. Flying log book and newspaper accounts of his accident. Location of medals unknow Public - Robyn Sumner - Other Relative - 30 April 2015 - Family papers held by Robyn Sumner THWAITES

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
09 October 2015Warwick ArthurHamilton, New ZealandOther
23 May 2015DougHamilton, NZResearcher
30 April 2015Robyn SumnerWhangamataOther Relative

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