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William Ayto

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  • Service number
    7211 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Captain AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece. - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Ayto AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7211 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    25 January 1915 Public source
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Butcher AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown 14 Centre Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J. Ayto (father), 14 Centre Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7211 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Captain AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Ayto was the son of Joseph Ayto and of Alice Ayto (nee Crozier), of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

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  • Age at death
    25 AWMM
  • Date of death
    27 April 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Greece AWMM
  • Death notes
    Greece AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
  • Grave reference
    8. E. 11. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • 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 11 AWMM

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