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James Lawrence McDonald

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Biography for James Lawrence McDonald. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ma - McW. Archives New Zealand (R17845613-0578). CC-BY 2.0.

Biography for James Lawrence McDonald. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased P …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Lawrence AWMM
  • Surname
    McDonald AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Laurie AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ412892 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 August 1914 RNZAF Biographies (R17845613) WaverleyTaranaki RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs. R. M. McDonald, Box 10 Feilding AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. J. M. McDonald of Feilding AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of James McKercher McDonald and Robina Margaret McDonald of Feilding.

    Educated at Feilding Agricultural High School.

    Attended Feilding Agricultural and District High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    30 April 1943 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    Ceylon AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery, Sri Lanka AWMM Plot 6 C Row F Grave 22 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Feilding Agricultural High School War Memorial volume. (1948). p.40. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    • 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
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Feilding Agricultural High School War Memorial volume. (1948). Feilding, N.Z.: Feilding Agricultural High School (N.Z.). Old Pupils' Association. AWMM
      Obituary: Feilding Agricultural High School War Memorial volume. (1948). p.40. 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
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ma - McW. Archives New Zealand (R17845613) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) 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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