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Lilian Mary Hayton

Portrait, Mary Hayton in uniform - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Mary Hayton in uniform - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lilian Mary AWMM
  • Surname
    Hayton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Mary AWMM
    • Mary AWMM
  • Service number
    W2239 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 July 1913 AWMM HaweraTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


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
    WW2 9 November 1942 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    Home Duties/Civilian AWMM
  • 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Daughter of Ernest Colin Hayton and Lilian May (nee Dickson)

    Mary Hayton married Aubrey Overington (43675) who also served in WW2.

    Her brothers also served in World War 2, Gilbert McLean Hayton (42503) with the Royal Air Force, Alan Colin Hayton (281438) and Thomas Stuart Dickson Hayton (472527) with the New Zealand Forces

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the servicewoman in 1999 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 January 2005 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Service Women Project: Sponsorship to research this record was kindly provided by the Auckland Returned Services Association, Returned Servicewomen's Branch; Marjorie Traill, Dorothy Grant, Daphne Shaw and Margaret Woollett. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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