condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

George Rankin Aston

-

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Rankin AWMM
  • Surname
    Aston AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 7232 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
    1909 BDM, births New Zealand BDM, births
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1939 AWMM 194 Macandrew Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Nyra Emily Aston (wife), C/o C.J.L. White, Solicitor, PO Box 619, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1934 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
    Sinai & Palestine AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 7232 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown 2NZEF Nom Roll Truck Driver/Civilian 2NZEF Nom Roll
    DunedinOtago 2NZEF Nom Roll
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

Contribute ›

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Son of Emma Susannah Aston and John Lee Aston. Husband of Mrs Nyra Emily (nee Lanauze) Aston, marriage registered in 1934. AWMM

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    27 March 1942 CWGC
    Age 34 AWMM
    SyriaMiddle East CWGC
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Beirut War Cemetery, Lebanon AWMM 4. D. 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember George Rankin Aston by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of George Rankin Aston

Leave a note

Contribute ›
  • My father Ted Holmes (your nephew) tried to find you when he arrived in the middle east WWII and found that you had passed only a few days before. Thank you Great Uncle George for your courage and the great entertainment you provided for the troops with your melodic voice through your waiata (songs).
    Public - Esme - Other relative - 15 December 2015
    Report 

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›
  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2187613
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 11 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
15 December 2015EsmeSydney AustraliaOther relative

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons License Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License