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Alick Mewa

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alick AWMM
  • Surname
    Mewa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ414320 AWMM
    • WWII 414320 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    February 23rd, 1919. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 7 October 2020 - research
  • Place of birth
    Auckland, New Zealand. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 7 October 2020 - research
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Structural Engineer for Steel Construction Company of Auckland, New Zealand. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 7 October 2020 - research
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Piyari Mewa (mother), 23 Rawene Avenue, Westmere, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs. P. Mewa of Westmere Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status


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 Officer RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)
    • Flying Officer/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)
  • 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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Ranjan and Piyari Mewa of Westmere, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Attended Richmond Road Primary School and then Auckland Grammar School.

    The Evening Post, 1942 described him as the first Indian to gain a commission in the RNZAF.

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

    Attended Auckland Grammar School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    19 August 1944 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Alick Mewa was my father's brother. We know very little about him, but would like to find out more. He grew up in Ponsonby & Westmere & had 2 brothers, Ron & Dudley.
    Public - Veronica Margaret - Other Relative - 27 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
07 October 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
27 April 2015Veronica MargaretAUCKLANDOther Relative

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