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Desmond Thomas Austen

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Portrait of Pilot Officer Desmond Thomas Austen, Auckland Weekly News, 25 February 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19420225-24-41. Image has no knpown copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Pilot Officer Desmond Thomas Austen, Auckland Weekly News, 25 February 1942. Auckland Li …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Desmond Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Austen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ404881 AWMM
    • WWII 404881 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 May 1919 Martyn NapierHawkes Bay Martyn
  • 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

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ404881 AWMM
    • WWII 404881 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
    Pilot AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 30 November 1940 Martyn Clerk (P. & T.) Martyn
  • 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental death on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Arthur James Austen and of Ada Mary Austen (nee Hills), of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 January 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Panel 115, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM

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Sources

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04 April 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
19 September 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
10 June 2019JeniferWairarapaResearcher
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