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John Earl Aitken

PTE. JOHN EARL AITKEN, of Dunedin, who has now been reported as having died of wounds. He was reported wounded and missing in the Crete campaign.

PTE . John Earl Aitken

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Earl AWMM
  • Surname
    Aitken AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    8269 AWMM
  • 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
    Unknown AWMM 35 Grosvenor Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.T.A. Aitken (wife), 83 Main Road, North-east Valley, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 AWMM
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    8269 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    DunedinOtago 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Joseph and Libena Aitken, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand; husband of Mary Teresa Aitken, of Dunedin.

    Commonwealth War Graves Commission has Private Aitken's date of death as 20 June 1941 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 June 1941 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 12. E. 19 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • I know that my dad, your son Jack would have loved to write here himself and even go to visit your grave but he is now unable to because of alzimers. So I am writing here for him. He has always thought of you and i know that he always loved you grandad. R.I.P Your granddaughter Sharon Aitken xoxox
    Public - Sharon - Other Relative - 26 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    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 6 AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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26 April 2015SharonAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative
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