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Albert Victor Cliffe

Portrait, kindly provided by family. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, kindly provided by family. - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert Victor AWMM
  • Surname
    Cliffe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Sunny AWMM
    • Honk AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ405473 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 April 1911 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1940 AWMM 3 Ewington Avenue AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mother AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 January 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 8 inches AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart Disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Worked in Bucklands Wool Stores, Auckland before the war.

    Did some Air Force training in Winnipeg, Canada; Joined RNZAF 69 Squadron and served in Chivenor, England and also in Lyneham, England from 24 April 1942 until 16 May 1942.

    Also served in:

    Castel Benito 21 March 1942

    Sidi Barrini 12 June 1942

    Mersa Matruh 27 May 1942

    Cairo 28 May 1942

    Gibraltar 22 May 1942

    Malta 24 May 1942

    El Adem 4 April 1942

    Egypt 4 April 1943 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1978 AWMM
    Age 67 AWMM
    NelsonTasman AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Marsden Valley Cemetery, Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Nelson Mail 15 September 1978 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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