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Cedric Nicholas Whittington

Taken from a photograph with his father and brother just before the Second World War.

Cedric Nicholas Whittington

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cedric Nicholas AWMM
  • Surname
    Whittington AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 36184 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 August 1918 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    August 24th, 1918. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 30 June 2020 - Research
  • Place of birth
    Palmerston North New Zealand. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 30 June 2020 - Research
  • 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
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Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Cedric Whittington was the son of Charles Coates Whittington and of Annie Elizabeth Whittington (nee Fryday), of Ebute Metta, Nigeria.

      Formerly of Hawera and New Plymouth.

      Attended New Plymouth Boys High School.

      Memorial service held at St Mary's Church, New Plymouth AWMM
    • Taking off at 17:10 hrs. on a search operation over the North Sea.
      The aircraft dived into the North Sea at 22:10 hrs some 4 miles North North East of the North Carr Light Vessel.

      Despite a lengthy search by the Broughty Ferry Lifeboat and Anson aircraft from 233 Squadron no trace was found of the aircraft or crew.

      Two months later a cowling panel from the Hudson ws recovered from the sea in the crash area All the crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 12 September 2017 -
    • Cedric Nicholas Whittington was from Hawera and had five years boarding at New Plymouth Boy’s High School where he was involved in many groups as well as being a prefect, a keen athlete and a member of the First XV. After a brief period of employment with accounting firm, Walkley, Lawrence and Watts. He enlisted with the RNZAF and after some training was sent to England in 1939 and posted to the 22 Squadron. Only four days after Great Britain declared war, on 7 September 1939 he was killed. The circumstances of his death are unclear. His body was not recovered and his name is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, England. Public - Louise - Researcher - 28 August 2020 - West, J. (1995). Lest We Forget. New Plymouth: New Plymouth Boy’s High School Centennial Trust.
      Puke Ariki, Swainson/Woods Collection ARC#SW1931-1940.10903
      Retrieved from
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About death

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  • Death
    7 September 1939 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
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  • Cemetery name
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  • Memorial name
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  • Memorial name
    • New Plymouth Boy's High School, Memorial Suite, New Plymouth, New Zealand AWMM
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
28 August 2020LouiseNew Plymouth, New ZealandResearcher
30 June 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
12 September 2017KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
24 March 2017PeterRayleigh, UKOther relative

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