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John Osbourne McFarlane

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Bourail Memorial panels 3rd from left Panel 3 - This image may be subject to copyright

Bourail Memorial panels 3rd from left Panel 3 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Osbourne AWMM
  • Surname
    McFarlane AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Osborne AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ402881 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 December 1920 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
    • WW2 Father: Mr. H. O. McFarlane, 259 Stout Street, Gisborne AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. H. O. McFarlane of Gisborne 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 (R17845613)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Herbert Osbourne McFarlane and Fanny Cathcart McFarlane, Napier, Hawke's Bay; formerly of Dunedin.

    Four sons were killed in WW2 John Osbourne McFarlane NZ402881; Francis Maurice McFarlane NZ391840; Donald Forrester McFarlane 2475; and Laurence Herbert McFarlane NZ39545

    Attended Otago Boys' High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    17 December 1943 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    GISBORNE MEN MISSING
    (P.A.) WELLINGTON. Jan. 27.
    The following Royal New Zealand Air Force personnel serving overseas are reported as casualties: — Missing on Air Operations McFarlane, Flight Lieutenant John Osbourne. Father: Mr. H. O. McFarlane, Gisborne. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 23 July 2023 - N.Z. AIR CASUALTIES
    GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXXI, ISSUE 21313, 27 JANUARY 1944, PAGE 4
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. 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
    • 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. [List of Missing - United Kingdom, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845745) AWMM

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23 July 2023Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher

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