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Warren Selwyn Sharpe

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  S_007. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel S_007. Image taken June 2020.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Warren Selwyn AWMM
  • Surname
    Sharpe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ4310378 AWMM
    • WWII 4310378 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 May 1925 RNZAF Biographies (R17845615) StratfordTaranaki RNZAF Biographies (R17845615)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mother:Mrs. O. M. Sharpe. 44 Clevedon Road, Otahuhu AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & mrs. H. F. Sharpe of Otahuhu AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ4310378 AWMM
    • WWII 4310378 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    The Delta, Harewood, Swanson, Ohakea AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845615)
  • Enlistment
    WW2 19 May 1943 AWMM Clerk AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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 an aircraft accident whilst training AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Warren Sharpe was the son of Herbert Sharpe, and of Muriel Sharpe (nee Sanderson), of Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

      Attended Drury Primary and Otahuhu Technical High School. Enjoyed football and athletics.

      Died while training at Ohakea two planes collided in mid-air & both pilots were killed.

      Attended Auckland Grammar School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845615)) AWMM
    • Born on the 19th of May 1925 in Stratford. Son of Herbert FrancisSharpe (died 21st February 1980, age 85), and of Muriel Sharpe (née Sanderson - died 01st January 1973, age 75), of 44 Clevedon Road, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 10 July 2022 -
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About death

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  • Death
    4 August 1945 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Otahuhu Public Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM B. 16.7. 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 Warren Selwyn Sharpe

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  • Thank you Uncle Warren.
    You were sorely missed by your brother, Lionel and his wife Pat.
    Always loved.
    Public - Peter James - Other relative - 3 February 2022
  • Thanks to my Uncle who was much talked about, but never seen. His siblings still missed him in conversations I held with them from the 1950s to the 1970s
    Public - Judith Margaret - Other relative - 21 September 2016



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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Qu - Sl. Archives New Zealand (R17845615) - 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


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
10 July 2022KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
03 February 2022Peter JamesManakau, Levin SouthOther relative
21 September 2016Judith MargaretWellingtonOther relative
12 April 2015Deby Auckland New ZealandOther Relative

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