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John Keillor Aitken

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Gravestone of Flight Lieutenant John Keillor Aitken, Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne. Image kindly provided by John Forrest (May 2021).

Gravestone of Flight Lieutenant John Keillor Aitken, Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne. Image kindly provi …

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Identity

  • Title
    Flight Lieutenant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 September 2015 - Obituary - Gisborne Herald
  • Forenames
    John Keillor AWMM
  • Surname
    Aitken AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack Aitken Public - Grace Ellen - Direct descendant - 20 June 2016 - Bombs On target by Ron Mayhill
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ421488 AWMM
    • 131613 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 December 1922 Hanson GisborneGisborne Hanson
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    son of George & Ellen Aitken of Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 September 2015 - Obituary - Gisborne Herald
  • Address before enlistment
    Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 September 2015 - Obituary - Gisborne Herald
  • Post war occupation
    • Orchardist/Civilian AWMM
    • worked for family business Aitken's Concrete in Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 September 2015 - Obituary - Gisborne Herald
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Father - George Aitken of Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 September 2015 - Obituary - Gisborne Herald
  • Relationship status
    single
    1948 married Betty Williams Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 September 2015 - Obituary - Gisborne Herald

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Ashburton & Canada Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 September 2015 - Obituary - Gisborne Herald
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military Hanson
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 27 February 1942 Hanson
    • 1940 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 September 2015 - Obituary - Gisborne Herald
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Accountant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 September 2015 - Obituary - Gisborne Herald
  • Age on enlistment
    18yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 September 2015 - Obituary - Gisborne Herald

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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Betty; father of David, Fran, Kay, Ron, Caro.

    Embarked for overseas service as aircrew. Rank unknown.

    Flight Lieutenant with the RNZAF Reserve. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 November 2010 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne AWMM Plot 272, Block RSAAS AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
    RSA ASH: Plot 272; Warrant # 29047 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 September 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 25 November 2010 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Franks, N. (1991). Forever strong : the story of 75 Squadron RNZAF 1916-1990. Auckland, N.Z.: Random Century. AWMM
      (1991). pp.125-6, 127 (photo), 129, 197 AWMM
    • 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. 52 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol. 3, p. 606, ref. 144 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

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 June 2016Grace Ellen GisborneDirect descendant
05 September 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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