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John Douglas McVay

This is a photo held by my mother Jessie, who was married to 'Doug' when he died.

J.D. McVay

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    McVay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ404913 AWMM
    • WWII 404913 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jessie J. McVay (wife), 612 High Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

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

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
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John McVay was the son of Harry D. McVay and Gladys McVay; husband of Jessie J. McVay, of Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ware New Cemetery, Hertfordshire, England AWMM Sec. 265. Grave 2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • John McVay was the pilot of a Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft that was on its way back from a patrol. The pilot got into difficulties whilst flying through a sleet squall and crashed near to North Weald airfield, Essex.
    Public - Paul - Researcher - 30 July 2015
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10 April 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
19 April 2017Adrienne JoSt Albans, UKOther
30 July 2015PaulU.K.Researcher

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