William Granville AWMM
Also known as
- WWII NZ416695 AWMM
- WWII 416695 AWMM
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WW2 Unknown AWMM Matakohe, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
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WW2 William Smith (father), North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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- Malta Memorial, Malta AWMM
- Pollington Airfield Memorial Garden, Yorkshire, England AWMM
- Matakohe War Memorial hall, The Kauri Museum, 5 Church Road, Matakohe, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
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William Granville Smith
Dear Great Uncle Buddy. I just wanted to let you know how much I would love to have know you. The rimu tree you planted at Halloween in Matakohe still grows tall and strong. We have hung a swing from it, and my children, James and Fletcher, spend much time on it when we stay at Matakohe, in the house that replaced Halloween (your birth place), called Brigadoon - where your sister, Margot, and her husband, Kevin Husband, lived until Margot (Husband, nee Smith) died.
We have a picture of you and your siblings and family taken on the day you left Matakohe for war all those years ago. I had the photo enlarged and have it framed in the dining room at Brigadoon.
Margot loved you so much and missed you incredibly. You are always in our hearts.
Much love, from your great niece.
- Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol. 2, p. 127. 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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