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Trevor Arthur Kemp

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Trevor Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Kemp AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ422412 AWMM
    • WWII 422412 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 November 1911 RNZAF Biographies (R17845612) RNZAF Biographies (R17845612)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Wife: Mrs. J. M. Kemp. 127 Rakau Rd, Haitaitai, Wellington AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. & Mrs. T. A. Kemp of Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ422412 AWMM
    • WWII 422412 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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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  • Embarkation details

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Trevor Kemp was the son of Arthur and Kate Kemp, of Howick, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Joyce Margaret Kemp, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

      Attended Matamata Junior High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845612)) AWMM
    • Flight Sergeant Trevor Arthur Kemp (422412) served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War Two. At his time of death, he flew with RAF No. 104 Operational Training Unit.

      He was the son of Arthur Kemp and Kate Kemp of Howick, Auckland, New Zealand. He was the husband of Joyce Margaret Kemp of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. The New Zealander airman was one of many men in the ANZAC forces to die while serving in Northern Ireland.

      Flight Sergeant Kemp died on 24th November 1943 aged 32 years old. He was the pilot of Vickers Wellington Z1313 when it flew into Divis Mountain, Belfast, Co. Antrim at 0130hrs.

      Navigator Sergeant Ebenezer F Lurkins (1387934) sustained injuries in the crash and died the following day. A third crew member, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sergeant AA Richardson survived in spite of serious injuries.

      Trevor Arthur Kemp’s grave is in Grave 32 Killead Presbyterian Church, Killead, Co. Antrim. His name is on the Howick and Pakuranga War Memorial, Stockdale Hill, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand.

      His parents erected a memorial on the gates of Howick Bowling and Croquet Club, Uxbridge Road, Cockle Bay, Auckland, New Zealand. The club moved to new premises at Nixon Park in 1959 and the memorial now stands at the foot of a flagpole at the new clubrooms. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 9 April 2019 - Website :
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About death

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  • Death
    24 November 1943 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    Northern IrelandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Killead Presbyterian Churchyard, County Antrim, Northern Ireland AWMM Grave 32. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Howick and Pakuranga War Memorial, Stockade Hill, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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09 April 2019Jenifer WairarapaResearcher

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