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Eric Donald McCallum

Portrait from The Weekly News; 7 June 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 7 June 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Donald AWMM
  • Surname
    McCallum AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ425586 AWMM
    • WWII 425586 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
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ425586 AWMM
    • WWII 425586 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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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  • Eric McCallum was the son of Kennedy Barclay McCallum and Pearl Maud McCallum, of Porangahau, Hawke's Bay. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    24 March 1944 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin, Germany AWMM 8. J. 6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • This is my great uncle. My uncle, Eric Barclay McCallum is his namesake. My grandfather, Colin Barclay McCallum is his brother. Pearl Maud McCallum is my great-great grandmother. My brother and I when we were young were told of stories of my great uncle in the war. I remember going through the photo albums and seeing photos of various family members and coming across photos of my great uncle. We, as a family are so proud and honored for contribution to this country.
    Public - Sheleigh - Other relative - 17 February 2021
  • An Uncle I never met. But I know you because you portrait was on your sisters wall. (my nana). Your picture is now on my wall and my sons have copies. 70 years after your death you are remembered by a multitude of family descendants. My youngest son visited your grave in 2012. He was 22yrs old. Two years older than you. Thankyou, Cathrine
    Public - cathrine - Other Relative - 27 July 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 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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17 February 2021SheleighManawatuOther relative
28 December 2016KelvinGreat Yarmouth, EnglandResearcher
27 July 2015cathrineBaldivis AustraliaOther Relative

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