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John Leonard Clegg RNZAF
« on: Thursday 05 July 18 18:06 BST (UK) »
Hi

I don't currently have international access, and was wondering if anyone has a little time just to have a little look for me....I am trying to establish if a John Leonard Clegg John who served in the RNZAF and became a prisoner of war in WW2 with the Japanese and was repatriated back to NZ in 1945 is the same John Leonard Clegg who was born 1906 in West Derby England.  I was wondering if anyone could perhaps find his death in NZ (I don't know when) and see if the date of birth tallies up.
He is not to be confused with an eminent mental health doctor of the same name born 1906 also in West Derby Lancs. 
I recognise this is a shot in the dark.  I would like to contact any descendants of his and so finding his death is a start.  His father was John William Clegg the brother of my Great Grandfather. 
Cheers

Neil
Orme, Bethnal Green/Shoreditch
Harrison, Bethnal Green
Clegg, Sowerby Bridge, West Derby and Camberwell
Munt, Morley, London.
Dobbie, Baxter, Martin, Liddell-   Glasgow
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Re: John Leonard Clegg RNZAF
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 05 July 18 20:31 BST (UK) »
Hi Neil

The NZ Death Index (online) has the following >

1970 / 26279 - CLEGG - John Leonard - 63 years   [born c. 1907 ]

So, yes, very probably the man you seek.

I'll see what else can be found for him.

   ~ Lu

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Re: John Leonard Clegg RNZAF
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 July 18 20:56 BST (UK) »
Thank you Lu so much, that's brilliant.  That clears a few things up for me.  Yes anything would be helpful but that date does make think he's the right chap as I have seen his sister Dorothy Edith Clegg travel there in 1936 but not him; I didn't know any more than that so that s great.

Thanks 
Orme, Bethnal Green/Shoreditch
Harrison, Bethnal Green
Clegg, Sowerby Bridge, West Derby and Camberwell
Munt, Morley, London.
Dobbie, Baxter, Martin, Liddell-   Glasgow
"I am the family face, Flesh perishes, I live on"

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Re: John Leonard Clegg RNZAF
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 05 July 18 21:03 BST (UK) »
Hi Neil

... still checking records here.

There was no record of a child of that name being born in New Zealand and of course the approximate year of birth given at time of his death, hints that this is more than likely your man.

Am just following up on a couple of marriages and some other matters - will get back soon.

    ~  Lu


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Re: John Leonard Clegg RNZAF
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 05 July 18 22:09 BST (UK) »
A souvenir from his repatriation flight back to NZ.
http://rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/16299
Reid, Coull, Sutherland,Innes. Banff, Scotland
Reed, Tullamore to Sydney, Oz
Joyce, Cork to Sydney, Oz
Havard, Pembroke
Gentry, Gt. Totham, Essex
Hatcher,Essex?
Ebden, Thorncombe, Devon
Boon, Thorncombe, Devon
Osbourne, Aveton Gifford, Devon
Eades, Stafford
Stratton, Bannockrigg, Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland
de St Laurent,  Malon Normandy France

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A301340  Ancestry gedmatch

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Re: John Leonard Clegg RNZAF
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 05 July 18 22:27 BST (UK) »
A souvenir from his repatriation flight back to NZ.
http://rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/16299

Haha, thank you yes, Id seen that, its what made me believe it may be the chap I was looking for.  Very interesting too! Lucky chap to have survived that.
Orme, Bethnal Green/Shoreditch
Harrison, Bethnal Green
Clegg, Sowerby Bridge, West Derby and Camberwell
Munt, Morley, London.
Dobbie, Baxter, Martin, Liddell-   Glasgow
"I am the family face, Flesh perishes, I live on"

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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: John Leonard Clegg RNZAF
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 05 July 18 22:48 BST (UK) »
Divorce file of a John Leonard Clegg, includes marriage certificate & photograph (access restricted).........

https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20361735


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: John Leonard Clegg RNZAF
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 05 July 18 22:54 BST (UK) »
Burial record for John Leonard Clegg

Date of birth
Unknown

Occupation
Secretary

Date of death
16 March 1970

Age at death
63 years

Gender
Male

Region
West

Cemetery name
Waikumete Cemetery

Plot location
Waikumete Cemetery, Service Persons Ash Burial Area K, Row 1B, Plot 162

Remains type
Ash

Date of cremation
18 March 1970

Date of burial
8 April 1970

Funeral director
Watney Sibuns And Sons Limited


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.