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Donald Geoffrey Aurisch

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Portrait of Flight Lieutenant Donald Geoffrey Aurisch, Auckland Weekly News, 17 October 1945. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19451017-26-21. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Flight Lieutenant Donald Geoffrey Aurisch, Auckland Weekly News, 17 October 1945. Auckla …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Geoffrey AWMM
  • Surname
    Aurisch AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ2352 AWMM
    • 131580 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 July 1913 Hanson ChristchurchCanterbury Hanson
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • 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
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 27 June 1940 Hanson
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  • 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 April 1976 Hanson
    WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui Hanson
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p.63 AWMM
    • New Zealand, World War II Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and Resignations, 1939–1945. [Extracted from the New Zealand Gazette.] CD-ROM. Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand: Colonial CD Books, n.d. AWMM
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