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William Robert Michael Aherne

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Headstone, Kranji War Cemetery. (photo P. Lascelles, 2008) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Robert Michael AWMM
  • Surname
    Aherne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Beau AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs W. Aherne (wife), Edgecliff, New South Wales, Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

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
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    POW - Singapore AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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

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  • Death
    12 September 1944 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    SingaporeSoutheast Asia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore AWMM 35. A. 1 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Lloyd'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
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