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Cambridge Airmen in the
RSA Cemetery

with unknown status

The following names and details appear on headstones in the Returned Services Association Cemetery at Hautapu, Cambridge. They are names of men whom I am unsure as to their position within the criteria of this website project. By that I mean I have not yet discovered in my research whether these men lived in Cambridge before the war, or if they shifted to the town postwar. Therefore this special 'pending' page has been created until each and every one will hopefully be sorted into the other pages as research continues. I suspect that several will have been residents of Cambridge before the war, but as of yet no evidence has arisen in the research to prove this.

If you can add any further details about anyone listed below, particularly if they might have been from Cambridge before or during the war, please email me by clicking here


 

Airmen

Peter Sidley ANDERSON
Serial Number: NZ41359 (RNZAF) 2115 (RAF)
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment:
Rank Achieved: Squadron Leader
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 24th of July 1919
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: 11th of July 1984, aged 64 years

Ronald ARMSTRONG
Serial Number: NZ427918
Rank: Corporal
Date of Birth: 21st of September 1919
Married to Caroline H. Armstrong (died 28th of January 1985, aged 66)
Died 10th of August 1999, aged 79 years

Douglas Whitwell BESWICK
Serial Number: NZ424635
Rank: AC1
Date of Birth: 4th of September 1909
Had been a purchasing officer in Cambridge before his death
Died 8th of January 1972, aged 62 years

Norman Arthur BURT
Serial Number: NZ414056
Rank: Leading Aircraftsman
Date of Birth: 1918
Died 17th of June 1954, aged 36 years

John Kirtley (Jack) CAMERON
Serial Number: NZ4211210
RNZAF Trade: MT Driver
Rank: Leading Aircraftsman
Date of Birth: 4th of February 1914
Service Details: Eric Ford recalls that Jack was the driver in charge of the Coles Crane at RNZAF
Hamilton, and he was kept busy just shifting crated up engines with this crane from the major overhaul depot where Eric worked. Eric says the depot had about an acre of just engines, and it was Jack's job to put them on and off trucks, etc.
Married to Betty I. Cameron (died 17th of April 1999, aged 80 years)
Details of Death: Died 28th of February 1990, aged 76 years.

Duncan Paton CAMPBELL
Serial Number: NZ4211596
Rank: Leading Aircraftsman
Date of Birth: 11th of December 1923
Died 11th of August 1996, aged 72 years

George Howard CARRINGTON
Serial Number: NZ42833
Rank: Leading Aircraftsman
Date of Birth: 3rd of October 1920
Died 5th of October 1997, aged 77 years

Frederick Camden COLE
Serial Number: NZ44158
Rank: AC2
Date of Birth: 14th of March 1924
Died 8th of January 1996, aged 71 years

Stewart Kay CONNOLLY
Serial Number: NZ412863
Rank: Warrant Officer
Date of Birth: 16th of April 1921
Died 25th of December 1990, aged 69 years
Trade: Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
Served with No. 3 Squadron in WWII

Robert Carson COONEY
Serial Number: NZ422374
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Date of Birth: 16th of June 1915
Died 9th of October 2000, aged 85 years

Noel William CUNNINGHAM
Serial Number: 71137
Rank: Warrant Officer

Date of Birth: 8th of December 1927
Service Details: J Force on No 14 Sqn
Died 13th of December 1997, aged 69 years

Arthur Kinninmonth ('Taff') DAVIES
Serial Number: NZ4210940
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment: 1942
Rank Achieved: Leading Aircraftsman
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 13th of March 1921
Service Details: Served in the Pacific during WWII with the RNZAF
Personal Details:
Details of Death:11th of May 1985, at Waikato Hospital, aged 64 years

Frank John de COGAN (Royal Air Force)
Serial Number: 1496804
Rank: Sergeant
Date of Birth: 1st of February 1922
Died 27th of July 2002, aged 80 years

N.K. Dix
Serial Number: NZ424686
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment:
Rank Achieved: Sergeant
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth:
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 15th of July 2004, aged 83
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge RSA Cemetery

Alexander EDGAR (Royal Air Force)
Serial Number: 612560
Rank: Corporal
Date of Birth: 16th of November 1918
Died 30th of October 2000, aged 81 years

Elwyn George FORBES
Serial Number: NZ436046
Rank: Lead Aircraftsman
Date of Birth: 13th of September 1924
Died 25th of November 1998, aged 74 years

Raymond George FOSTER
Serial Number: NZ39999
Rank: Leading Aircraftsman
Date of Birth: 14th of September 1920
Died 19th of April 2002, aged 81 years

Rand FRITH
Serial Number: NZ4217134
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment:
Rank Achieved: Leading Aircraftsman
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 19th of August 1920
Service Details:
Personal Details: Husband of Gloria, father of Joanne Todd
Details of Death: 22nd of June 1994, aged 73 years, after a short illness

Bruce GIBB
Serial Number: NZ404223
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Date of Birth: 1st of August 1906
Died 27th of September 1995, aged 89 years

John T. HALL
Serial Number: NZ436627
Rank Flying Officer
Date of Birth: 11th of December 1922
Married to Kay F. Hall (died 22 nd of April 2002, aged 71)
Died 18th of April 2001, aged 78 years

Desmond Harold (Des) HAMBLYN
Serial Number: NZ415412
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Date of Birth: 19th of March 1922
Married to Eileen Hamblyn (died 9 th of May 1991, aged 67)
Died 9th of September 1999, aged 77 years

Robin Keith HARRIS (RAF)
Serial Number: NZ422395
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Date of Birth: 23rd of October 1917
Service Details: No 202 Sqn RAF
Died 5th of May 2003, aged 85 years

Eric Newton HENRY
Serial Number: NZ4311307
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Date of Birth: 30th of July 1923
Married to Mona E. Henry (died 17th of May 1998, aged 73)
Died 29th of April 1996, aged 73 years

Eric Rowland HOUGHTON
Serial Number: NZ415436
Rank Flying Officer
Date of Birth: 1918
Personal Details: Married to Nora HOUGHTON (died 1 st of March 1997) and father of Paula, Donald, Glen, Diane and Ross
Died 12th of August 1967, suddenly at his residence of 18 Stafford Street, Cambridge. He was aged 49 years

Alan Pryce JACKSON

James Sutherland JESSER
Serial Number: NZ4211445
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment: 1942
Rank Achieved: Leading Aircraftsman
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 10th of June 1912
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 12th of October 1974, aged 62
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge

William Edmund JONES
Serial Number: NZ4310293
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment: 1943
Rank Achieved: Leading Aircraftsman
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 18th of August 1921
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 16th of September 1985, aged 64 years
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge
Bill worked at Waikato Motors, Cambridge, in the mid-1960's

Steven James KNIGHT
Serial Number: 1596032
RAF Volunteer
Reserve Trade:
Date of Enlistment:
Rank Achieved: Sergeant
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 18th of March 1923
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 19th of May 1996, aged 73 years
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge

Charles Andrew MORONEY
Serial Number: NZ4210236
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment: 1942
Rank Achieved: Squadron Leader
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 15th of May 1921
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 16th of August 1995, aged 74 years.
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge

Leonard Gordon OLSON
Serial Number: NZ391312
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment: 1939
Rank Achieved: S/Sgt (according to headstone, maybe F/Sgt)
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 22nd of October 1920
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 11th of June 1976, aged 56 years
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge RSA Cemetery Plot:

Frederick William PEMBERTON
Serial Number: NZ436529
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment:
Rank Achieved: Leading Aircraftsman
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 8th of September 1900
Service Details:
Personal Details: Possibly son of Mrs J.B. Pemberton of Moore Street, Leamington. Married to Letitia A. Pemberton (died 1 st October 1986)
Details of Death: Died 13th of January 1983, aged 82 years
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge RSA Cemetery Plot: 27 RWC Bk B

Cedric C. POOLE
Serial Number: NZ421634
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment: 1942
Rank Achieved: Leading Aircraftsman
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 21st of January 1921
Service Details:
Personal Details: Married to Edith S. Poole (died 8 th of December 1999, aged 79)
Details of Death: Died 30th of May 2002, aged 81 years .
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge RSA Cemetery Plot:

John Walter RACE
Serial Number: NZ416577
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment: 1941
Rank Achieved: Corporal
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 11th of December 1920
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 14th of August 1999, aged 78 years
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge RSA Cemetery Plot: 222 Blk B

William Henry RAMSDALE
Serial Number: NZ4211630
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment:
Rank Achieved: Leading Aircraftsman
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 15th of MArch 1924
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 4th of January 1991, aged 66 years
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge

Ronald Herbert Marshall RIMMER
Serial Number: NZ4310914
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment: 1943
Rank Achieved: Leading Aircraftsman
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 6th of March 1925
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 19th of June 1995, aged 70 years
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge RSA Cemetery Plot: 184B

Victor Raymond ("Jim") ROBINSON
Serial Number: NZ425175
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment: 1942
Rank Achieved: Leading Aircraftsman
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 30th of September 1918
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 1st of June 1998, aged 79 years
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge

Gordon Edward ROWE
Serial Number: NZ4312824
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment: 1943
Rank Achieved: Leading Aircraftsman
Fly i ng Hours:
Date of Birth: 28th of March 1923
Service Details:
Personal Details: Married to Gabriel L. Rowe (died 27th of October 1998, aged 67)
Details of Death: Died 16th of August 1997, aged 74 years
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge RSA Cemetery Plot: 206 Bk B

Norman Joseph SCOTT
Serial Number: NZ428804
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment: 1942
Rank Achieved: Leading Aircraftsman
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 17th of November 1923
Service Details: No 7 Squadron
Personal Details: Married to Joyce Scott (died 22nd of February 1995, aged 67)
Details of Death: Died 15th of April 1998, aged 74 years
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge RSA Cemetery Plot:

Ronald Thomas SIM
Serial Number: NZ421746
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment: 1942
Rank Achieved: Flying Officer
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 1915
Service Details:
Personal Details: Husband of Monica Sim, father of Maureen, Alice (Mrs B. Nolan, Te Awamutu), Carol (Auckland) and Ronald
Details of Death: Died 27th of July 1960, aged 45 years .
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge RSA Cemetery Plot: Plot 9 Row D

Thomas William SMART
Serial Number: NZ436771
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment: 1943
Rank Achieved: Sergeant
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 26th of September 1922
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 25th of May 1994, aged 71 years.
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge RSA Cemetery Plot: 178B

Ray STEWART
Serial Number: NZ4312635
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment: 1943
Rank Achieved: Flight Sergeant
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 1926
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 15th of April 1970, aged 44 years.
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge RSA Cemetery Plot: 220B

Jack SWINDELLS
Serial Number: 10750
Fleet Air Arm Trade:
Date of Enlistment:
Rank Achieved: NA 2 nd Class
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 15th of December 1924
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 23rd of December 1990, aged 66 years.
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge

Hector G. Todd
Serial Number: NZ437825
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment:
Rank Achieved: Leading Aircraftman
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth:
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 12th of January 2004, aged 81
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge RSA Cemetery

L.G. Warman
Serial Number: NZ435476
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment:
Rank Achieved: Leading Aircraftman
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth:
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 15th of December 2006, aged 84 years.
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge RSA Cemetery

Charles Edward WEINBERG
Serial Number: NZ421304
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment:
Rank Achieved: Flying Officer
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 13th of September 1914
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 12th of May 1996, aged 81 years.
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge RSA Cemetery Plot: 198B

Lester James Fleming WINTERE
Serial Number: NZ437914
RNZAF Trade:
Date of Enlistment:
Rank Achieved: Corporal
Flying Hours:
Date of Birth: 29th of March 1923
Service Details:
Personal Details:
Details of Death: Died 2nd of May 1990, aged 67 years.
Buried at Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge



 

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