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Philip John Alderton

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Photograph of Private Philip John Alderton from the Auckland Weekly News, 11 Feb 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19420211-25-31. No known copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Private Philip John Alderton from the Auckland Weekly News, 11 Feb 1942. Auckland Libr …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Philip John AWMM
  • Surname
    Alderton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 16717 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 January 1908 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Signal Hill Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs E M Alderton (mother), 26 Harbour Terrace, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 16717 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Herbert Edward and Ellen Maud Alderton, of Dersingham, Norfolk, England. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    Sidi RezeghWestern Desert AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 14. J. 14 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2095916
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • RSA review: the official journal of the N.Z. Returned Services' Association AWMM
      The Review, June and August 1980 describing the grave erected by his brother, David Alderton, at Tobruk. AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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