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Alistair William Allen

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Hamilton Memorial Park.  Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3216. Image provided by John Halpin 2015, CC BY John Halpin 2015.

Hamilton Memorial Park. Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3216. Image provided by John Halpin 2015, CC …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alistair William AWMM
  • Surname
    Allen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ412180 AWMM
    • WWII 412180 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 May 1922 AWMM HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Major W. H. Allen (father), Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Father: Major W. H. Allen, P. O. Box 364, Hamilton AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ412180 AWMM
    • WWII 412180 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • No. 4 Elementary Flying School, Whenuapai. AWMM
    • No. 3 Flying Training School, Ohakea. AWMM
    • No. 1 Service Flying Training School, No. 2 Glider Training School, No. 101 Glider Operational Training Unit, No. 4 Glider Training School, England. AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    • Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
    • Glider Towing/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Apr 1940 AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Henry and Edith May Allen, of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Educated at Hamilton High School.

    Allen's brother, John Herbert Allen, died on 8 April 1941 while flying with 232 Squadron, RAF.

    The Auckland Museum Library's Manuscripts Collection contains a typed transcript (1 leaf) taken from a biographical series produced by the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) on New Zealand airmen and women that briefly outlines the flying career of Flight Sergeant Allen.

    Attended Hamilton High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    WythamOxfordshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kidlington Burial Ground, Oxfordshire, England AWMM Sec. B. Grave 12. 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
    • Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East 3216 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Allen, W.H. Flight Sergeant Alistair William Allen.[typescript] Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-89/130. AWMM
    • Kidlington Burial Ground, Oxfordshire, England Woodstock RD AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ab - B. Archives New Zealand (R17845607) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [(New Zealanders Attached to R.A.F. [Royal Air Force]) (Officers), (Europe) - Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845744) AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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08 April 2022KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
12 March 2016GregOxford, UKOther

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