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Donald Clyde Inglis

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 356 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 356 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Clyde AWMM
  • Surname
    Inglis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/115 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1893 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 29 Latimer Square, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Dr Inglis, 29 Latimer Square, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/115 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • He received his wings in January 1917.

      Principal types of aircraft flown by 1919: Avro, Sopwith, Fokker and a SE ('British Single Engined')

      Qualified as an engineer during World War I. AWMM
    • The following is an excerpt from Wikipedia on the death of Major Edward C ("Mick") Mannock VC; DSO & 2 Bars; MC & Bar (1887-1918) - one of the most decorated Royal Flying Corps members who was escorting the New Zealander Lieutenant Donald C. Inglis.
      "On 26 July, Major Mannock offered to help a new arrival, Lt. Donald C. Inglis from New Zealand, obtain his first victory. After shooting down an enemy LVG two-seater behind the German front-line, Mannock is believed to have dived to the crash site to view the wreckage, seemingly breaking one of the unwritten rules of fellow pilots. In consequence, while crossing the trenches the fighters were met with a massive volley of ground-fire. The engine of Mannock's aircraft was hit and immediately caught fire, and shortly after the plane crashed behind German lines. Mannock's body is believed to have been found, though this is unproven, about 250 yards from the wreck of his machine, perhaps thrown, perhaps jumped. The body showed no gunshot wounds; Mannock always promised to shoot himself if he was ever going down in flames. The BBC Timewatch programme "WW1 Aces Falling" details the search to prove whether or not that this body was that of Mannock. Inglis described what happened:
      Falling in behind Mick again we made a couple of circles around the burning wreck and then made for home. I saw Mick start to kick his rudder, then I saw a flame come out of his machine; it grew bigger and bigger. Mick was no longer kicking his rudder. His nose dropped slightly and he went into a slow right-hand turn, and hit the ground in a burst of flame. I circled at about twenty feet but could not see him, and as things were getting hot, made for home and managed to reach our outposts with a punctured fuel tank. Poor Mick ...the bl..dy bas..ds had shot my Major down in flames" Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 18 August 2017 - Wikipedia : Major Edward C ("Mick") Mannock VC; DSO; MC - of the Royal Flying Corps.
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 February 1964 AWMM
    Age 70 AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Karori Crematorium, Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
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18 August 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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