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James Aikten France

Portrait of Jim France, 2042 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by  Anthony McKee 1302-4008. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of Jim France, 2042 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Anthony McKee 1302-4008. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Aikten AWMM
  • Surname
    France AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jim AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 2042 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 September 1922 Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


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
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Pl. Point RSA. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    16 June 2018 Obituary
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Published in Timaru Herald and The Press from June 18 to June 23, 2018. "FRANCE, James Aitken (Jim): 2042, Stoker, RNZN, WW2. On Saturday, June 16, 2018, died peacefully with family, friends and caring staff at Strathallan Rest Home; aged 95 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Thelma. Adored, and much loved father and father-in-law of Margaret and Derrick, Helen and Luciano, John and Jenny. Loved grandad of Richard and Chelsie, Amy and Bevan, Logan, Angus, Callum and Diana. Loved great grandad ..." AWMM
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