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Arthur Percy Gainsford

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Percy AWMM
  • Surname
    Gainsford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    402863 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 November 1913 AWMM AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
    Created during migration for ww2 records that were listed as western front and need to be corrected AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    402863 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1940 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Mercer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married Joan Ethel Kingsland in Rotorua on 8 February 1941.

    Served with 150 Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAF), 1941 - 1945.

    Stationed at RNZAF Hobsonville, 1945 - 1947.

    Sent to Japan in 1948.

    Appointed to the Air Staff, Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), 1949 - 1950.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of RNZAF Woodbourne, 1957 - 1960.

    Appointed Director of Training in 1960.

    Retired in May 1967. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 May 1974 AWMM
    Age 60 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
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