Service Number: NZ4210667
RNZAF Trade: Equipment Assistant
Date of Enlistment: 12th of September 1942
Rank Achieved: Corporal (at least)
Flying Hours: Unknown hours
Operational Sorties: Unknown Ops
Date of Birth: Circa 1911
Personal Details: Edward was the younger son of the late Mr Charles E. Wood of Tonga, and Mrs Wood of Cambridge.
It was announced in the Auckland Star newspaper on the 19th of August 1944 that he had become engaged to Nessa Eady of St. Stephens Avenue, Parnell. I believe Nessa's full name was Agnes Rosetta Eady. They were married on Saturday 2nd of December 1944 at the Congretional Church, Beresford Street. Edward's best man was Arthur Haughton-Giles, formerly of the RNZAF, and the groomsman was LAC William Gardiner who was still in the RNZAF.
Service Details: Upon joining the RNZAF on the 12th of September 1942, Edward was posted initially to RNZAF Station Rongotai, in Wellington. It's probable he later served in Auckland.
Date of Death: 8th of August 1986, aged 75. probably in Auckland
Cremated at: Purewa Cemetary, Auckland
Connection with Cambridge: Edward's parents lived in Cambridge, so it is assumed he shared this connection with the town
Thanks To: Errol Martyn for additional information