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James Edward Makgill

Dual grave, Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt (photo B. Coutts, 2009) - This image may be subject to copyright

Dual grave, Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt (photo B. Coutts, 2009) - This image may be subject t …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Makgill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jim AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 87739 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
    John Edward Makgill (father), Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • 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
  • 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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  • James Makgill was the son of John Edward Makgill and of Muriel Ravenscroft Makgill (nee Devereux), of Auckland

    Attended King's College 1926-32, where he was a member of Town House, a school prefect and played rugby for the schhool.

    At the outbreak of war, he was in England and enlisted in the RAF. He flew with Coastal Command on fighter-bomber raids over France and Norway. He was selected to fly the first twin-engined Beaufighters to the Middle East. He failed to return from a special low-level attack at Mersa Matruh. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    25 June 1942 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    EgyptNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM Joint grave 19. H. 8. 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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  • Jim Makgill mentored our father at Kings college, Auckland, and was best man at Dad's wedding. His loss was sorely grieved by Dad, Mungo Ian Makgill. Bn 12 Dec 1911 Died ? May ? 1986
    Public - Elizabeth - Other Relative - 29 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • The King's collegian AWMM
      Collegian,1942, p.34 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM


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29 April 2015Elizabeth Auckland New ZealandeOther Relative

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