Maurice Raymond GLANVILLE
Service Number: NZ
RNZAF Trade: unknown, but a ground mechanical trade
Date of Enlistment:
Date of Demob:
Rank Achieved: Leading Aircraftsman (?)
Flying Hours: nil
Operational Sorties: nil
Date of Birth: Born on the 7th of December 1920 (another source says 10th of Dec 1920)
Personal Details: Maurice was the youngest son of Percy Turner and Ethel Frances Glanville. His father was a Sharebroker with an office in Empire Street (in 1941 at least). He had been educated at Cambridge Primary for a time, and then in Auckland. Maurice was the brother-in-law of another Cambridge airman, Jim Miller. He also had several brothers in the Army.
Service Details: Maurice served in the Pacific Islands continuously for 21 months, before returning home to Cambridge in late March or early April 1944 (reported 3rd of April 1944 in the Waikato Independent). Maurice had a bad time in the RNZAF, becoming ill in the Pacific with sickness that lingered long into his life. His experiences of his time at the front were not pleasant and he never really got over it, so he never spoke of his RNZAF career to family.
Details of Death: Maurice died at Mount Albert, Auckland, from heart disease in 1989
Inteered at: Maurice was cremated and his ashes interred at the Glenfield Lawn Cemetery, Auckland, along with his late brother and sister
Connection with Cambridge: Maurice lived in and was educated at Cambridge before the war. He returned to the town to work before joining the RNZAF. He joined up from Cambridge. He returned to the town when on furlough in 1944 and did not return overseas dur to illness
Waikato Independent reports that mentioned Maurice Glanville
Returned on Furlough 3 April 1944