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Andrew James McEwin

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Portrait of Andrew James McEwin in flying gear. Image kindly provided by Darryl Robertson (February 2022).

Portrait of Andrew James McEwin in flying gear. Image kindly provided by Darryl Robertson (February …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Andrew James AWMM
  • Surname
    McEwin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ417077 AWMM
    • WWII 417077 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 October 1917 Service Records GreymouthGrey District Service Records
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Waiuta, West Coast AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 John Andrew and Catherine Flora McEwin of Waiuta, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Father: Mr. J. A. McEwin, Waiuta, West Coast, South Island AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. J. A. McEwin of Waiuta, West Coast AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM
    • Air Crew Europe Star Public - Michael, David - Researcher - 3 December 2023 - F/Sgt Andrew James McEwin, No 417077, qualified for the Air Crew Europe Star. This was entered on the official form titled Campaign Stars and Medals for Deceased Personnel (Air).

      The original medals were despatched to his father, J.A. McEwin, Waiuta, West Coast, dated May 30 1950.
      The medals issued were noted on Form 543.

      I can provide a photograph of the official form to verify.

      Kind regards

      Michael Dick

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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended Greymouth Technical College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    23 June 1943 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Markelo General Cemetery, Overijssel, Netherlands AWMM Plot 4 Row C Grave 14 AWMM
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  • Obituary
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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
    • 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. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) 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

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
03 December 2023Michael, David ChristchurchResearcher
26 November 2022AntonioHastings DistrictResearcher
15 March 2022DarrylNelson, New ZealandResearcher
16 January 2022KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
06 January 2018HermanMarkelo NetherlandsResearcher

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