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Kenneth Walter Aimer

Firth, Clifton. 3/4 portrait of Mr K W Aimer (6 January 1948). Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 34-A189 when re-using this image.

Firth, Clifton. 3/4 portrait of Mr K W Aimer (6 January 1948). Auckland Libraries Heritage Collectio …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Walter AWMM
  • Surname
    Aimer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 32493 AWMM
    • WWII 800751 AWMM
    • WWII 1/26/14 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 February 1890 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 63 St Stephen's Avenue, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.L. Aimer (wife), 63 Street Stephen's Avenue, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 February 1917 AWMM Married AWMM


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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Architect/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Sergeant Aimer was wounded at Passchendaele on 16 October 1917 and transferred to hospital in England. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Kenneth Aimer was part of the 22 Reinforcements to leave New Zealand.

    Kenneth Aimer was one of the architects of the Auckland War Memorial building. The firm of Grierson, Aimer and Draffin won the contest for the design of new building in 1922. It was considered the best of 74 entries. Three of the architects were veterans of the First World War.

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    30 January 1960 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium Public - David John Freeman - Researcher - 8 September 2023 - Cemetery burial records, Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium notable persons record.
  • Grave reference
    Block M Row 05 plot 083 Public - David John Freeman - Researcher - 8 September 2023 - Cemetery burial records, Plaque on grave which matches date of death and name exactly. Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium notable persons record
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Remuera Primary School World War One Gates 1914-1918, 25 Dromorne Road, Remuera Auckland 1050 AWMM
    • Parnell District School, 48 St Stephens Ave, Parnell, Auckland 1052 AWMM

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  • In honour of Great Uncle Kenneth Walter Aimer. One of the three architects from Auckland who designed the War Memorial Museum. They all served in the Great War in France and, after returning home became partners in business together. They won the world wide competition for their design, honouring their fellow servicemen and fallen friends and family.
    Public - Susan Catherine - Other Relative - 5 February 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
08 September 2023David John FreemanAucklandResearcher
05 February 2015Susan CatherineMelbourne, AustraliaOther Relative

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