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Alistair William Allen

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Hamilton Memorial Park.  Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3216. Image provided by John Halpin 2015, CC BY John Halpin 2015.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alistair William AWMM
  • Surname
    Allen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ412180 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 May 1922 AWMM HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Major W. H. Allen (father), Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • No. 4 Elementary Flying School, Whenuapai. AWMM
    • No. 3 Flying Training School, Ohakea. AWMM
    • No. 1 Service Flying Training School, No. 2 Glider Training School, No. 101 Glider Operational Training Unit, No. 4 Glider Training School, England. AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Apr 1940 AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Henry and Edith May Allen, of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Educated at Hamilton High School.

    Allen's brother, John Herbert Allen, died on 8 April 1941 while flying with 232 Squadron, RAF.

    The Auckland Museum Library's Manuscripts Collection contains a typed transcript (1 leaf) taken from a biographical series produced by the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) on New Zealand airmen and women that briefly outlines the flying career of Flight Sergeant Allen. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    WythamOxfordshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kidlington Burial Ground, Oxfordshire, England AWMM Sec. B. Grave 12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Hamilton War Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East 3216 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Allen, W.H. Flight Sergeant Alistair William Allen.[typescript] Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-89/130. AWMM
    • Kidlington Burial Ground, Oxfordshire, England Woodstock RD AWMM

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