Māori › William Robert Michael Aherne Died 12 September 1944 PDF Key details Service number Also known asBeau AWMM Armed force / branchMerchant Navy AWMM Last rankAssistant Steward/Military AWMM Merchant Navy, MV Hauraki AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Headstone, Kranji War Cemetery. (photo P. Lascelles, 2008) - This image may be subject to copyright View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesWilliam Robert Michael AWMM SurnameAherne AWMM Ingoa Also known asBeau AWMM Service number GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistment Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkationMrs W. Aherne (wife), Edgecliff, New South Wales, Australia AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMM Married AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaign Armed force / branchMerchant Navy AWMM Service number Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency Enlistment Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Merchant Navy AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture detailsPOW - Singapore, Singapore AWMM Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankAssistant Steward/Military AWMM Merchant Navy, MV Hauraki AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › William Aherne was the son of Michael Robert Aherne and Elizabeth Aherne (nee Young). He was the husband of Dorothy Marjorie Aherne of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.On 12 July 1942 the MV Hauraki was ambushed by the armed merchant cruisers Hokoku Maru and Aikpku Maru and captured. She was taken to Singapore and the crew sent to Ofuna Camp and through other camps to the Mitsubishi Shipyard in Japan. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Death12 September 1944 AWMM Age 38 AWMM Singapore, Southeast Asia AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathKilled on Active Service AWMM Death notes CemeteryKranji War Cemetery, Singapore AWMM 35. A. 1 AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Roll of Honour Remember William Robert Michael Aherne by laying a poppy. Robert Arthur Thurstan Aherne Timothy Aherne William Robert Michael Aherne James Ahiao Norman Godfrey Ahier Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of William Robert Michael Aherne Leave a note Contribute › Processing Related objects Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 Library / Pictorial › manuscripts and archives MS-1993-139 Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand History online. Roll of Honour - the Merchant Navy http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-merchant-navy/roll-of-honour Sources Used DocumentsLloyd's war losses : the Second World War. (1989-). (Vols. 1-2). London, England: Lloyd's of London Press. AWMM British vessels lost at sea, 1939-1945 (reprint). (1976). Cambridge, England: Patrick Stephens. AWMM Hague, A. (2000). The allied convoy system, 1939-1945 : its organization, defence and operation. St Catharines, Ont.: Vanwell. AWMM 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.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.