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Roy Swift

Portrait from Weekly News; 19 January 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from Weekly News; 19 January 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roy AWMM
  • Surname
    Swift AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ405528 AWMM
    • WWII 405528 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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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ405528 AWMM
    • WWII 405528 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Roy Swift was the son of Walter Francis Swift and of Donna Swift (nee De Jongh), of Palmerston North, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 November 1943 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    ItalyEurope 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
    Malta Memorial, Malta AWMM

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  • Photo index:

    Rear: Sgt's. James Flers Lumsden NZ/405497 killed 11th September 1942, Richard John Grenfell NZ/40426 killed on the 29th June 1942, Gordon Albert Rigg NZ/402064, Philip Patrick Scullin NZ/405512, Donald Peter Barber NZ/405465.

    Front: Ronald Charles Axten NZ/404589, Ian Gordon Stewart killed 29th July 1942, Clifton Robert Brailey NZ/404587 killed 21st June 1942, Roy Swift NZ/405528 killed on the 08th November 1943, Walter Lemnos Winchester NZ/405535 died 03rd March 2009.

    Taken 03rd August 1941.
    Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 22 September 2021
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  • Roy Swift was a crew member on the Vickers Wellington XIII, piloted by my uncle Alan STEWART, which was lost and never returned after leaving Malta on 8 November 1943 on a convoy escorting/anti submarine task.
    I’d be very happy to liaise with any family members.
    Public - Ross - Researcher - 25 April 2020
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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/1533380
    Sources Used
  • References
    • 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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22 September 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
25 April 2020RossWhangamata, new zealandResearcher

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