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Chester Probert

Biography for Chester Probert. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Na - Py. Archives New Zealand (R17845614-0551). CC-BY 2.0.

Biography for Chester Probert. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Chester AWMM
  • Surname
    Probert AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ415268 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 March 1914 RNZAF Biographies (R17845614) ChristchurchEngland RNZAF Biographies (R17845614)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs G.E. Probert (mother), 64 Woodlands Road, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. C. I. Probert of Timaru 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
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident whilst training AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Chester Probert was the son of Charles Inman Probert and Ethel Gladys Frere Probert, of Brighton, Otago, New Zealand.

    Attended Pleasant Point District High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845614)) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    6 October 1942 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Timaru Cemetery, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM 206 M. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Chester was my 4th cousin 1 x removed and lived 11,000 miles away. He was the son of Charles Inman Probert and Ethel G F Blathwayt (my 3rd cousin 2x removed) of the well known Blathwayt family from England and Wales. I would have liked to have a met the brave man that was Chester Probert as my own father served in the Royal Air Force and suffered for his wartime service. Chester died in the service of his country.
    Public - Kelvin - Direct descendant - 4 July 2020



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04 July 2020KelvinPembrokeshire, WALES, UKDirect descendant

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