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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
    WW2 Parents: Mr & Mrs A. J. Austen, 705 Rodney Street, Hastings 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
    • Pilot AWMM
    • Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • 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

Last known rank

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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

    Attended Napier Boys' High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 January 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    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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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol. 3, p.70 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
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) 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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04 April 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
19 September 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
10 June 2019JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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