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Kenneth Grigor Williamson Aitken

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 …


  • 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
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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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
  • Enlistment
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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • 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. AWMM


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
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