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Claude Joseph Harris

Helensville District High School (Kaipara College) Roll of Honour (photo G.A. Fortune April 2010) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Helensville District High School (Kaipara College) Roll of Honour (photo G.A. Fortune April 2010) - …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Claude Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Harris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ404028 AWMM
    • WWII 404028 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
    Arthur William Harris (father), Helensville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ404028 AWMM
    • WWII 404028 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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  • Son of Arthur William Harris and of Eva Harris (nee Stockley), of Helensville, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Barrass, M.B. (2001- 2008). Web site: Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. "Squadrons numbered in the 400 series were technically units of the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF, but their members were placed under the operational control of the RAF and are usually considered to be part of the RAF's organisational structure". URL: http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn485-490.htm AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    29 March 1942 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kiel War Cemetery, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany AWMM 2. A. 2. AWMM
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  • 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
    • Helensville District High School (Kaipara College) Roll of Honour, Helensville, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Kaipara Memorial RSA, 49 Commercial Road, Helensville, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Claude was born in 1910 in Helensville, NZ and died in action 1942 over Germany. He was the youngest of 4 children born to Arthur and Eva Harris of Helensville. His mother died just after his birth. If you are related or have information on this family PLEASE contact me -- Thanks
    Public - Leonard Harris - Researcher - 29 May 2016
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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/2356463
    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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