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Ernest Kenyon Alexander



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest Kenyon AWMM
  • Surname
    Alexander AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ernie AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ416234 AWMM
    • WWII 416234 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 April 1920 AWMM
  • 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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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ416234 AWMM
    • WWII 416234 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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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Biographical information

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  • Husband of Grace.

    RCAF, 10 Air Observer School, Chatham, New Brunswick Base Record. Course 1: Class 58. Graduation Date: 19/02/1943. RCAF, 4 Bombing and Gunnery School, Fingal, Ontario Base Record. RCAF, 1 General Reconnaissance School, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Quebec Base Record. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    16 July 2009 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pukekohe Cemetery, Pukekohe, Auckland AWMM Plot 163, RSA Area, Ashes AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 18 July 2009 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • You would have celebrated your 100th birthday on April 1st.
    You have written your story for the family and others.
    You made an indelible impression on all those who knew you, and as well as serving your country you served your community.
    Your story is similar to many of your vintage who experienced both the 1930 depression years and a world war.
    You worked hard and made a new world for those who followed and we are grateful we can learn from you and your contemporaries.
    You embraced the changes that came your way with enthusiasm.
    You contribution to your family and community are still evident.
    You will not be forgotten.
    We will not forget!
    Public - Pamela Dawn - Child - 23 April 2020



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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol 3. p. 604 [ref 131] AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • New Zealand, World War II Ballot Lists, 1940–1945. [Extracted from the New Zealand Gazette.] CD-ROM. Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand: Colonial CD Books, n.d. AWMM


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23 April 2020Pamela DawnPukekohe, New ZealandChild

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