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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
    • WWII 416205 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
    • WW2 Wife: Mrs. M. Holmes of Ohio, U. S. A. AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Holmes of Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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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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  • 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.

    Attended Pukekohe Technical High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845611)) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    19 March 1945 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Ireland (Eire)United Kingdom AWMM
  • 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
  • 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
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ha - Hy. Archives New Zealand (R17845611) - Former archives reference: AIR118 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
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) AWMM

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