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Arnold George McNeil

Photograph of Arnold George McNeil, (Mick) with the 485 NZ Squadron. Image kindly provided by Judy Lee (March 2019). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Arnold George McNeil, (Mick) with the 485 NZ Squadron. Image kindly provided by Judy L …


  • Title
    Sergeant Pilot Public - Judith Eileen - Other relative - 5 November 2016 - Family photo album
  • Forenames
    Arnold George AWMM
  • Surname
    McNeil AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Mick Public - Judith Eileen - Other Relative - 16 February 2015 - Family oral history
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ41484 AWMM
    • WWII 41484 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 December 1919 Public source TaranakiNew Zealand Public source
  • Date of birth
    9 December 1919 Public - Judith Eileen - Other Relative - 16 February 2015 - Letter from Mick to my grandparents, dated Thursday 11 December 1941. He said "On Tuesday I received seven parcels. It happened to be my birthday, so it was quite an eventful day for me."
  • 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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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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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  • Arnold McNeil was the son of William McNeil and Emily McNeil (nee Burgess) of New Plymouth. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 February 1942 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Whyteleafe (St Luke) Churchyard, Surrey, England AWMM Row 1. Grave 28. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Thinking today ( 25th Feb 2019 ) of Arnold George McNeil and James Joseph Burke, who were killed together on this day, in a flying accident in a Miles Magister aircraft, at Three Bridges Sussex UK.
    They were based at RAF KENLEY in Surrey, and i and my group will never forget them, R.I.P
    From myself Neil Quinn and Linda Duffield, of the Kenley airfield Facebook group.
    Public - NEIL - Researcher - 26 February 2019
  • In memory of the Uncle I never had the chance to meet.We keep your memory alive with the stories that my dad your brother Colin told me and I have passed on to my children.We go to put a poppy on your cross in New Plymouth every year and keep that remembrance alive ...I did this with my nana and she always had a tear in her eye then a smile as she talked to me about you.Thankyou for your part in WW11 we appreciate what you and your comrades did for us .My dad told me what it was like when you left for overseas and how he thought it was exciting .Then he told me of you sending him letters with stamps from around the world and then the sadness of your passing and how that felt to a young man who couldn't quite comprehend that he would never see his brother again.We will never forget you .You live on in our hearts.
    Public - carol-ann - Other Relative - 22 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
01 April 2019Judith EileenAuckland, New ZealandOther relative
27 April 2017MikeCaterham, EnglandOther
22 April 2015carol-annNew PlymouthOther Relative

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