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Robert Balfour Lapsley

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Biography for Robert Balfour Lapsley. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ib - Ly. Archives New Zealand (R17845612-0485). CC-BY 2.0.

Biography for Robert Balfour Lapsley. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Pe …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Balfour AWMM
  • Surname
    Lapsley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ416122 AWMM
    • WWII 416122 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 February 1922 AWMM MiltonOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs. B. N. Lapsley. 81 Maryhill Terrace, Dunedin AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. & Mrs. R. B. Lapsley of Dunedin AWMM
  • Relationship status

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
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845612)
  • 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of injuries after a/c crash AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Robert Lapsley was the son of Robert Balfour Lapsley and Bertha Norman Lapsley, of Mornington, Otago, New Zealand.

    Attended Mornington School & King Edward Technical College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845612)) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    12 December 1942 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Banbury Cemetery, Oxfordshire, England AWMM Grave 11574. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      vol.1, p.279 vol.3, p.295 AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ib - Ly. Archives New Zealand (R17845612) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [(New Zealanders Attached to R.A.F. [Royal Air Force]) (Officers), (Europe) - Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845744) AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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