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David John Aitken

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David John AWMM
  • Surname
    Aitken AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jock AWMM
  • Service number
    Malaya 30089 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
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Service

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Photo of Lt Col D.J. Aitken in The Officers, 2nd Battalion The New Zealand Regiment (Taiping, Malaya 1960). Source: The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Journal (1983)

    Photo of Lt Col D.J. Aitken in The Officers, 2nd Battalion The New Zealand Regiment (Malaya 1961). Source: The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Journal (1983) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    26 October 2005 Cemetery Record
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ellesmere Cemetery, Leeston, Canterbury AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Overseas postings and forces - New Zealand Force for Malaya Far East land forces - Officers, 1957-1971, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AD-W6W2564 36 part 3. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll 2NZ Regiment 1959-1961. Kindly provided by Alan (Archie) Dawson February 2021. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • Fry, P., & New Zealand. Army. Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Battalion, 1st. (1983). The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment : Journal / [P.J. Fry, editor] (25th anniversary commemorative ed.). Singapore: The Regiment. AWMM
    • FARELF Nominal Roll Part 1 1958-1961 - Archives New Zealand, Wellington, CAJN CH189/Box70 41/4/11 (R21234083) AWMM

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