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John Henry Lawson

Headstone image taken in 1996 by Mr G. Graham of Auckland - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone image taken in 1996 by Mr G. Graham of Auckland - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Lawson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ415434 AWMM
    • WWII 415434 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
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ415434 AWMM
    • WWII 415434 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Harry and Moya Kathleen Lawson of Featherson AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 March 1943 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    [United Kingdom]Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Westcott (St Mary) Churchyard, Buckinghamshire, England AWMM Grave 8 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • One of many training losses suffered by the hard pressed operational training units during the war, many of which are not remembered with their own page on the internet.
    Taking off on a daylight cross country exercise when on return the aircraft landed askew, so the pilot opened the throttles to try and go round again.

    They climbed normally with undercarriage up, but with the flaps still down, but after reaching just 120 ft the nose pitched up steeply with the aircraft stalling and fell back to the ground at 16:54 hrs - just off the end of the north east end of runway.
    Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 18 July 2017

Sources

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