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Iden Alois John Butler

Portrait, wearing the uniform of New Zealand Army, 1 Auckland Regiment - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, wearing the uniform of New Zealand Army, 1 Auckland Regiment - This image may be subject t …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Iden Alois John AWMM
  • Surname
    Butler AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ4213827 AWMM
    • WWII 4213827 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 December 1922 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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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


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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
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Louis Butler and of Mavis Isabella Butler (nee Julian), of Inglewood, Taranaki

    Attended St Patrick's College, Silverstream 1934-1939

    St Patrick's College, Silverstream. [nd]. In memorium. Silverstream Blue and White. Includes portrait and photograph of wooden grave marker.

    Gifted sportsman and played for the Auckland Colts

    Attended Teacher's Training College in Auckland

    Killed after a month in the Pacific flying a corsair whilst engaged on an aerobatics and training flight

    First buried on Pentecost Island, then reinterred at Bourail AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    18 October 1944 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Pacific AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM 5.22 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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Roll of Honour

Remember Iden Alois John Butler by laying a poppy.

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  • Each year I go to the Auckland museum and visit Uncle Iden’s name on the wall. Most times I take a poppy. This year I have done the same from afar.
    For Mum who loved you dearly.
    Public - Linda - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
  • The uncle I never meet wish I had
    Public - john nicholas - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol. 2 p. 286; vol 3. 116 AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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25 April 2020LindaHowickDirect descendant
25 April 2015john nicholasNew ZealandOther Relative

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