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George Francis Ridgway

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Hamilton Memorial Park.  Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3216. Image provided by John Halpin 2015, CC BY John Halpin 2015.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Ridgway AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ414680 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 June 1922 AWMM HamiltonWaikato AWMM
    Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 22 February 1942 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ414680 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trained as a pilot AWMM
  • 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident during night flying training AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George Ridgway was the son of Harold Francis and Eliza Ridgway, of Hamilton, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    [United Kingdom]Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Windhill Methodist Cemetery, Yorkshire, England AWMM Sec. E. Grave 126. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Hamilton War Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East 3216 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E.W., For Your Tomorrow. Vol.1, p. 243, Vol.3, p.411 AWMM
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