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Robert Louis Andrew McFarland

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  M_006. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel M_006. Image taken June 2020.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Louis Andrew AWMM
  • Surname
    McFarland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bobby Public - Erin - Other Relative - 28 August 2015 - Source is Grahame McFarland, Bobbys brother
  • Service number
    • NZ411422 AWMM
    • WWII 411422 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 August 1922 RNZAF Biographies (R17845613) RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Charles Louis McFarland (father), Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs. L. McFarland, 76 Clonbern Road, Remuera, Auckland AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. C. L. McFarland of Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Charles Louis McFarland and of Letitia McFarland (nee Trevarthen) of Auckland.

    Attended Sacred Heart College, Auckland (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 October 1942 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands AWMM 20 A 2 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Uncle Bobby
    Mum used to remember you often. It was so painful for her to lose you. I will never forget you and Damian my son will never forget you and the ultimate sacrifice you paid for the freedom of many xxxxx
    Public - Daria - Other relative - 26 April 2020
  • Dear Great Uncle Bobbie, I am forever thankful for the sacrifice you made for us. Although we never got to meet I will always keep you in my heart and I will make sure my children and my children's children know your name and how strong you were. I hope that one day I can visit your last resting place. You will never be forgotten. Love, Kelly
    Public - Kelly - Other Relative - 22 April 2015



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  • External links
  • 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
    • 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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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
15 June 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
26 April 2020DariaCzechia Other relative
22 April 2018RAustraliaOther relative
28 August 2015ErinChristchurch, NZOther Relative
22 April 2015KellyWhitianga New Zealand Other Relative

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