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Henry John Price

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Portrait, Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry John AWMM
  • Surname
    Price AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ404095 AWMM
    • WWII 404095 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 October 1915 AWMM AdelaideSouth Australia AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 14 Kiri Kiri Rd, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr F.C. Price (father), Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Empire Flying Scheme, Canada AWMM
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Henry Price was the son of Frederick Charles and Alice Margaret of Whangarei, New Zealand.

    Born in Payneham, Adelaide, his parents took him to England at the age of seven, and three years later emigrated to New Zealand. He was educated at Hora Hora School and later Whangarei High School.

    According to his nephew who supplied the information, Henry was about 25 years a time of enlistment which he thinks was 1940. At the time of embarkation he was engaged to be married.

    His nephew says his uncle was 'as brave as they come - tail gunner, radio operator Wellington Bomber top speed 100 odd knots. Didn't stand a chance'.

    He played football for City rugby Club and in 1939 was awarded the silver cup presented by Mr Bluthemal for the most improved player. He was also a keen member of the N A M R and in 1936 won the cup for machine gunnery and also the cup for the most efficient soldier.

    One of the first to volunteer for active service, he commenced his training at Levin and sailed for Canada in December 1940.

    He was reported missing on air operations on March 12 1942, after having made several successful flights over enemy territories. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 March 1942 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Northern Advocate, Whangarei AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    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
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol. 1 p. 189; vol. 3 p. 399 AWMM
    • Northern Advocate AWMM
      Northern Advocate, Whangarei 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
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