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William Ivan Holmes

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Ivan AWMM
  • Surname
    Holmes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ416205 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 October 1921 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • 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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  • William Ivan Holmes was the son of William John and Margaret Ellen Holmes of Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Husband of Marion E. Holmes of Pukekohe East

    Attended Pukekohe East Primary School from 1927.

    Attended Pukekohe High School

    Heavy Conversion Unit (HCU). 1674 Heavy Conversion Unit was based at Aldergrove, County Antrim, Ireland. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 March 1945 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Eglantine Church of Ireland Cemetery, County Down, Ireland AWMM Section E, Grave 24 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • 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
    • Memorial plaque, Pukekohe East Primary School, Hall Memorial Garden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial photograph, Playcentre, Pukekohe East Primary School, Auckland in the Playcentre. AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • 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