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John Thomas William Hyndman

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Thomas William AWMM
  • Surname
    Hyndman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Jack Hyndman AWMM
    • James Hyndman AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ42406 AWMM
    • WWII 42406 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1920 AWMM WhataroaWest Coast AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ42406 AWMM
    • WWII 42406 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Hyndman was the son of Robert and Jessie Harmont Hyndman of Morrinsville.

    Barrass, M.B. (2001- 2008). Web site: Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. "Squadrons numbered in the 400 series were technically units of the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF, but their members were placed under the operational control of the RAF and are usually considered to be part of the RAF's organisational structure". URL: AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    30 January 1944 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England AWMM 2. A. 1A AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Remembering you today, 25 April 2020. I have visited your final resting place at Brookwood Cemetery in England a number of times. On the last occasion, I left a small cross with all the names of your family - parents, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews as well as George and Edythe. A very special moment for me to do that. RIP
    Public - Margaret Jessie - Other relative - 25 April 2020
  • His navigator,, W/O. George Norman Matthews R/122398 RCAF Age 21. Also lost his life. W/O. George Norman Matthews R/122398 RCAF Age 21. Killed - Son of Norman Henry and Margaret Patterson Matthews, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Grave inscription reads: "Young, Full Of Laughter And Gentleness, Fearless They Flew Guarding Us".
    Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 20 July 2018
  • Taking off at 11:00 hrs on an operation to bomb military installations in Northern France along with five others from the squadron.

    Tragedy happened at just 35 minutes later when, whilst flying in fog the Mosquitoes flew into the ground at Bilsham Corner. Both crew were killed.

    As the aircraft disintegrated bombs and debris from the aircraft hit two cottages at 88 and 89 Bilsham road killing two of the occupants, 82 year old Mr. George Rogers and a 9 year old girl, Mary Doreen Ifould.
    Please note: Correct name of the pilot: John Thomas William Hyndman (not James)
    Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 20 July 2018
  • Thinking of you today Uncle Jack. So sad you never made it Home. But we will never forget you and the sacrifice you made in the name of WAR....Your nephew - John
    Public - John William - Other relative - 25 April 2018



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2020Margaret JessieAuckland, New Zealand Other relative
20 July 2018KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
25 April 2018John WilliamKATIKATI - NEW ZEALANDOther relative

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