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John Douglas Aiken

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  • Service number
    7910 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Captain/Military AWMM
    26 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Aiken AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7910 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Storeman/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown 17 Fairview Street, Spreydon, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Eileen Harriet Aiken (mother) 17 Fairview Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 05 Jan 1940 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Tunisia AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7910 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Second Lieutenant AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM
    2NZEF: 1st Echelon AWMM

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Captain/Military AWMM
    26 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Charles Nelson Aiken and Eileen Harriet Crosbie Aiken (nee Spooner), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand; husband of Margaret Aiken, of Port Chalmers, Otago. AWMM
    • Attended Christchurch Boys' High School 1930-34 Public - Brian - Researcher - 31 May 2016 - CBHS War Memorial Magazine

Death

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  • Age at death
    27 AWMM
  • Date of death
    24 March 1943 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Tunisia AWMM
  • Death notes
    Tunisia AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia AWMM
  • Grave reference
    X. C. 19. AWMM
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  • Obituary

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Sources

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  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 1: WW2 6 AWMM