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George Heptinstall Shearer

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 9 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 9 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Heptinstall AWMM
  • Surname
    Shearer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ405514 AWMM
    • WWII 405514 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 November 1918 RNZAF Biographies (R17845615) ScotlandUnited Kingdom 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. I. Shearer. Trafalgar Street, Johnsonville AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. A. Shearer of JOhnsonville 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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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Aorangi AWMM

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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  • George Shearer was the son of Adam and Isabella Howat Shearer, of Johnsonville, Wellington.

    Attended Johnsonville School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845615)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 May 1944 Martyn
    Age 25 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol 2, 228 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) - 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
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Missing - United Kingdom, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845745) AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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