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Hewitt Elliot Billens

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Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hewitt Elliot AWMM
  • Surname
    Billens AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ428180 AWMM
    • WWII 428180 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 October 1920 Noel Smith Research Project
  • 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
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ428180 AWMM
    • WWII 428180 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
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Hewitt Billens was the son of Robert Hewitt Billens and Myra Billens, of Palmerston North; husband of Joan Barbara Billens. of Palmerston North. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    23 April 1944 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cuissy-et-Geny Churchyard, Aisne, France AWMM Coll. grave. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    LONGLEY, GEOFFREY ERNEST (426052) age: 20 RNZAF. Flt Sgt. He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH943 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Coissy-et-Geny during a raid against railway targets at Laon. He is buried in Cuissy-et-Geny Churchyard. 23-Apr. BILLENS, HEWITT ELLIOT (428180) age: 23 RNZAF AWMM
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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/2689367
    Sources Used
  • References
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      Photo from The Weekly News; 12 July 1944 AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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