Māori › Richard Hugh Alington Died 15 March 1941 PDF Key details Service numberNZ391335 AWMM WWII 391335 AWMM Also known as Armed force / branchAir Force AWMM Last rankSergeant AWMM Royal New Zealand Air Force, 99 Squadron, RAF AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Richard Hugh Alington, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesRichard Hugh AWMM SurnameAlington AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service numberNZ391335 AWMM WWII 391335 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Report › Report › Report › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistment Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkation Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaign1939-1945 AWMM WW2 AWMM World War II AWMM Armed force / branchAir Force AWMM Service numberNZ391335 AWMM WWII 391335 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency Enlistment Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Royal New Zealand Air Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankSergeant AWMM Royal New Zealand Air Force, 99 Squadron, RAF AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Richard Alington was the son of Richard Geoffrey and Catherine Ruby Alington of Ashburton, Canterbury. He was the husband of Mavis M. Alington.Sergeant Alington was the captain of a Wellington which was on a ferry flight with four others from England to Egypt via Gibraltar and Malta. He had been serving with 99 Squadron and had been posted from Bomber Command to the Middle East, making his way there by means of the delivery flight.On the Gibraltar-Malta leg, some fifteen minutes prior to their estimated arrival time, a message was received that Sgt Alington's aircraft was under attack about 70 miles out from Malta. Nothing further was heard from them.Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Death15 March 1941 AWMM Age 26 AWMM Mediterranean AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathKilled on Active Service AWMM Death notes Cemetery Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameRunnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Richard Hugh Alington by laying a poppy. Edward Hugh Alington John Sydney Alington Richard Hugh Alington Alexander Alison Alexander Walter Alison Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Richard Hugh Alington Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission record https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/1082659 Sources Used Documents Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact 18 September 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.