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John Alexander Grierson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Grierson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ405256 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Charles Kirkpatrick Grierson (father), 28 Epsom Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
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Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Grierson was the son of Charles Kirkpatrick Grierson and Elsie Vera Grierson, of Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    7 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Benson (or Bensington) (St Helen) Churchyard Extension, Oxfordshire, England AWMM Row D. Grave 10. AWMM
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  • Obituary
    "AIRCRAFT FATALITY
    AUCKLAND PILOT KILLED
    Advice that their son, Pilot-Officer John Alexander Grierson, has lost his life in an aircraft accident in England has been received by Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Grierson, of 28 Epsom Avenue, Epsom.

    Pilot-Officer Grierson, who was 21, was a pupil of the Auckland Grammar School. He joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force last December, and after training at Levin and Whenuapai he went to Canada and then to England.

    At the flying training school that he attended in Canada Pilot-Officer Grierson gained the highest marks in navigation awarded since the school started in 1935. Before his enlistment he was with the firm of A. and J. Grierson and Browne, public accountants, and shortly before leaving New Zealand, when he had reached the age of 21, he was admitted as a member of the New Zealand Society of Accountants. News of his promotion from the rank of leading-aircraftman to pilot officer was received just a month ago. " Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 6 February 2016 - National Library of New Zealand; Paperspast portal; New Zealand Herald, Volume 78, Issue 24144, 10 December 1941, Page 6; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=NZH19411210.2.57&e=-------10--1----0grierson--
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06 February 2016SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher