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Hugh Francis Rochford

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Portrait, Weekly News awarded the DFM - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News awarded the DFM - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hugh Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Rochford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ40947 AWMM
    • WWII 40947 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1916 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Aunt: Mrs. E. M. Duncan of Te Rapa, Hamilton. Father: Mr. J Rochford of Ross, West Coast. 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
    Air Observer/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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Hugh Rochford was the son of James Patric Rochford and of Ethel Kennedy Rochford (nee Vallance); nephew of Mrs. E. M. Duncan, of Hamilton, New Zealand.

    Attended Hamilton High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845615)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 October 1941 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Haverhill Cemetery, Suffolk, England AWMM Sec. U. Grave 137. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East 3216 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • In memory of a brave man that I never meet....... May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand
    Public - Blaine Scott - Other Relative - 26 March 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Tavender, I. (2000). The Distinguished Flying Medal register for the Second World War with official recommendation details. (Vols. 1-2). London, England: Savannah. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol. 1 p. 152; vol. 3 p. 416 AWMM
    • Tavender, I. (2000). The Distinguished Flying Medal register for the Second World War with official recommendation details. (Vols. 1-2). London, England: Savannah. AWMM
      Tavender, I. (2000). vol. 2 p. 566 AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Hanson, C. (2001). p. 418 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. [(New Zealanders Attached to R.A.F. [Royal Air Force]) (Officers), (Europe) - Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845744) AWMM

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26 March 2015Blaine ScottAustraliaOther Relative

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