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Rodney Herbert Sinclair

Portrait from Weekly News; 8 March 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rodney Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Sinclair AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ425022 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr James Robert Sinclair (father), Box 15, Opotiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Rodney Sinclair was the son of James Robert and Anne Sinclair, of Opotiki.

    Reported missing January 1944 in the Evening Post.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 December 1943 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin, Germany AWMM Grave 6 H 1 AWMM
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  • Uncle Rodney was my father's brother. He lived in Opotiki where he farmed with two brothers.He died near Leipzig. They were shot down during the big raid on Leipzig. He served as bomb aimer in a Lancaster. Some others of the 7 crew were able to parachute. A few months prior while on leave he visited Shetland, where his grandparents had come from and was able to write detailed description of the life and folk there. His brother Jack served with the army in the pacific and returned.
    Public - Philip Neil - Direct descendant - 18 September 2016



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18 September 2016Philip NeilTaurangaDirect descendant
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