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William Alan Trolove

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Alan AWMM
  • Surname
    Trolove AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ4211654 AWMM
    • WWII 4211654 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 April 1924 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mother: Mrs L. Z. Trolove, 18 Leinster Road, Merivale, Christchurch AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Initial Training Wing, Rotorua (29.4.1943) AWMM
    • No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School, Harewood (26.6.1943) AWMM
    • No. 2 Service Flying Training School, Woodbourne AWMM
    • Operational Training, Levin (Jan. 1943) AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845616)
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1942 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
  • 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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  • Received Flying Badge November 1943.

    Promoted to Sergeant December 1943

    Attended Christchurch Boys' High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845616)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 May 1944 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Talili BayRabaul 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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  • My name is john Lusty originally from Auckland now Tauranga.
    Met Bill in the airforce in Rotorua in 1942 on air crew course.
    From that time we remained friends until Bills death. My airforce number was 4211579.
    Public - John Holland - Friend - 21 October 2019
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  • My name is john Lusty originally from Auckland now Tauranga.
    Met Bill in the airforce in Rotorua in 1942 on air crew course.
    From that time we remained friends until Bills death. My airforce number was 4211579.
    Public - John Holland - Friend - 21 October 2019
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
      Photo of the crew on M.A.B. Harsant's Cenotaph record. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Sm- Ty. Archives New Zealand (R17845616) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing believed killed - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845746) AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 December 2019KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
21 October 2019John HollandTauranga NZFriend

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