William Pendray BARUGH
Known as Bill
Serial Number: NZ4310542
RNZAF Trade: Air Gunner
Date of Enlistment: 1943
Rank Achieved: Flight Sergeant
Flying Hours: unknown
Operational Sorties: unknown
Date of Birth: Bill was born on the 22nd of November 1923, at Hastings
Personal Details: He was the son of Bernard and Anastasia Barugh, of Hastings. Bill married Jo Jackson in 1946 at Tauranga, and they moved to the Cambridge district three years later. They had a daughter, Heather, and a son Ian.
Service Details: Bill served as an air gunner during two tours at Guadalcanal and Bougainville
Date of Death : 12th of March 1992, aged 68 years
Buried: Cambridge Returned Services Association Lawn Cemetery, Hautapu, Cambridge
Connection with Cambridge: William and Jo moved to Cambridge in 1949, and were farming down Gryce Road, Roto-o-rangi on a rehab farm. They retired from farming in 1988.
They were very much involved in the Cambridge RSA for many years.