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Marcel Launcelot Hore

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Marcel Launcelot AWMM
  • Surname
    Hore AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Slim AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ422402 AWMM
    • WWII 422402 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 April 1921 AWMM WhangareiNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 27 March 1942 AWMM Porowini Avenue, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Lancelot Hore, Porowini Avenue, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM


Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) AWMM
    DFC. Awarded early May 1945. "Flying Officer Hore has completed numerous sorties against the enemy, in the course of which he has invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty" AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in mid air collision during a bombing exercise AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Joseph Launcelot Webber Hore and Adelaide Latona Iphygenia Hore of Porowini Avenue, Whangarei.

      Educated at Whangarei High School

      Joined RNZAF 27 March 1923

      Flew Oxford; Wellington; Stirling; Lancaster aircraft. He was an instructor for Wellington aircraft

      Father's name is sometimes recorded as Launcelot or Lancelot AWMM
    • An athlete and cricketer in Whangarei pre-war. He played cricket for New Zealand Services against the RAAF at Maidstone in England on Sat 14 Aug 1943. Public - Nicholas - Researcher - 31 December 2016 - Wisden 1944 pp 119-120, Times 16 August 1943, Cricketer 28 August 1943, New Zealand Herald, Vol 79, issue 24189, 3 Feb 1942
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About death

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  • Death
    6 April 1945 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    SandhillBuckinghamshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Botley Cemetery, North Hinksey Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England AWMM Plot H1 Grave 178 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Leave a tribute or memory of Marcel Launcelot Hore

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  • Achieved so much yet died so young. Quote (from a rather scary flight with emergency landing) to his second pilot. "You'll do me".
    Public - Christine Kerry - Other Relative - 11 April 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
31 December 2016NicholasAustralia Researcher
11 April 2015Christine Kerry Auckland NZOther Relative

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