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Wilfred Greville Clouston

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Portrait of Squadron Leader Wilfred Greville Clouston, Auckland Weekly News, 30 June 1943. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19430630-18-25. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Squadron Leader Wilfred Greville Clouston, Auckland Weekly News, 30 June 1943. Auckland …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wilfred Greville AWMM
  • Surname
    Clouston AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Wilf AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 39223 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 January 1916 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr A.W. Clouston (father), Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 June 1936 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

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
    1936 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
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    Feb 1942-Sep 1945 AWMM
    Stationed at Royal Air Force HQ in Singapore when it was taken over by the Japanese. AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1 September 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lieutenant Clouston was Commanding Officer of 258 Squadron in 1940 and 1941, and of 488 (New Zealand) Squadron in 1941 and 1942.

    The Japanese captivity probably contributed to the deterioration in his health.

    Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981). The Battle of Britain: 10 July- 31 October 1940 AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    24 May 1980 AWMM
    Age 64 AWMM
    WaipukurauHawkes Bay 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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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      p. 80-84 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM

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07 June 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
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