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Douglas David Read

Bourail Memorial panels 3rd from left Panel 3 - This image may be subject to copyright

Bourail Memorial panels 3rd from left Panel 3 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas David AWMM
  • Surname
    Read AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ44810 AWMM
    • WWII 44810 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 September 1924 RNZAF Biographies (R17845615) CambridgeWaikato RNZAF Biographies (R17845615)
  • Date of birth
    13th September 1924 Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 9 July 2022 -
  • Place of birth
    Cambridge Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 9 July 2022 -
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr A. Read (father), Mata, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. A. Read of North Auckland AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. A. Read,(F) Mata North, Kohu Kohu. AWMM
    • Son of Arthur (died 10th May 1960, age 68) and Elizabeth Douglas Read (née Douglas - died 27th October 1977, age 88), of Maunu, Auckland, New Zealand Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 9 July 2022 -
  • 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
    Air Gunner/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845615)
  • 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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

    Attended Mata North Primary School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845615)) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    28 May 1945 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    MalaitaSolomon Islands 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
    • Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM
    • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • your little sister died nov 1917 aged 90
    Public - dennis ronald - Other relative - 24 April 2018



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
09 July 2022KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
24 April 2018dennis ronaldorewa nzOther relative

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