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Kenneth Grigor Williamson Aitken

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Headstone of 1st Cl AC Kenneth Grigor Williamson AITKEN. Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, Block 170, Plot 18. Image kindly provided by Allan Steel, CC-BY-4.0.

Headstone of 1st Cl AC Kenneth Grigor Williamson AITKEN. Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin Cit …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Grigor Williamson AWMM
  • Surname
    Aitken AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ405085 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 December 1918 RNZAF Biographies (R17845607) DunedinOtago RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Father: Mr J. A. Aitken, 193 Moray Place, Dunedin AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Flight Mechanic/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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 Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of James Archibald and Florence Aitken.

    Aitken was a Flight Mechanic at the RNZAF Station at Onerahi. He had been swimming with friends when he became unwell and was taken to Onerahi for treatment. He died shortly after and was buried at Dunedin.

    Attended Dunedin Techical College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 20 December 1942 AWMM
      Age 24 AWMM
      OnerahiWhangarei AWMM
    • 20 December 1942 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 23 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 170, Plot 18 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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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
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) 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

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