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Philip John Alderton

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  • Service number
    16717 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Philip John AWMM
  • Surname
    Alderton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    16717 AWMM
  • Gender
  • 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 Poultry farmer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Signal Hill Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E M Alderton (mother), 26 Harbour Terrace, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    16717 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM
    Infantry Reinforcements 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Herbert Edward and Ellen Maud Alderton, of Dersingham, Norfolk, England. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    31 AWMM
  • Date of death
    27 November 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Sidi Rezegh, Western Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Bel Hamed Plateau, Sidi Rezegh, Libya AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM
  • Grave reference
    14. J. 14 AWMM
  • Memorial name
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  • Obituary

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    RSA review: the official journal of the N.Z. Returned Services' Association AWMM
    The Review, June and August 1980 describing the grave erected by his brother, David Alderton, at Tobruk. AWMM