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William Russell Rattray

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Headstone, Belfast City Cemetery (photo G.A. Fortune 2003) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Headstone, Belfast City Cemetery (photo G.A. Fortune 2003) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Russell AWMM
  • Surname
    Rattray AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ41938 AWMM
    • WWII 41938 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 February 1920 RNZAF Biographies (R17845615) DunedinOtago RNZAF Biographies (R17845615)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Rattray of Christchurch AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. G. J. Rattray (F) 32 Nicholls st, Christchurch 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 (R17845615)
  • 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Rattray was the son of George James Rattray and Helen Inglis Rattray, of Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Killed in air accident

    Attended The District High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845615)) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    11 March 1942 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    BelfastNorthern Ireland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Northern Ireland AWMM Glenalina Extn. Sec. A.S. Grave 120. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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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
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Qu - Sl. Archives New Zealand (R17845615) - 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 Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) AWMM

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16 August 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
19 July 2021StuartPerth AustraliaOther relative

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