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Alan Hugh Akers

Alan Akers with cap and pipe - This image may be subject to copyright

Alan Akers with cap and pipe - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    Akers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Blue AWMM
  • Service number
    41083 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 July 1916 AWMM Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C. Akers (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 April 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    41083 AWMM
  • Military service
    Christs College Cadets, Christchurch AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • 13 January 1941 Papakura AWMM
    • June 1941 Maadi/Helwan, Egypt AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Jun 1940 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Dysentry 29 September to 1 November 1941 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Typhoid fever 29 Septmber 1943 to 15 February 1944 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Boils in Italy September 1944 AWMM
    • Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of natural causes AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alan Akers was a keen photographer. He produced three war albums and left a diary of his war events.

    He received the third and fourth service chevrons for long service.

    He was hospitalised at No 8 General , the 64th General British in Alexandria; the No 2 NZ General at Kantara and No 1 NZ General (convalescence) and returned home on furlough on "NZ Tongariro" in 1945.

    Was involved in campaigns "Crusader" and "Supercharge" in the Middle East and "Dickens" in Italy

    Crushed by trot boat

    Died from Dense CVA Cerebrovascular accident AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    26 February 1998 AWMM
    Age 81 AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM Section DA, Block 9, Plot 91 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Dominion and Manawatu Standard 27 February 1998. The Press and NZ Herald 28 February 1998 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.7 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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