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Allan Crighton

Bourail Memorial panels 3rd from left Panel 3 - This image may be subject to copyright

Bourail Memorial panels 3rd from left Panel 3 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Allan AWMM
  • Surname
    Crighton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ1124 AWMM
    • WWII 1124 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 September 1910 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


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ1124 AWMM
    • WWII 1124 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


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  • Embarkation details

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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Hendry Hugh and Dorah Birch Crighton

      Husband of Christina Margaret Crighton of Dunedin AWMM
    • Served 15 Squadron RNZAF.

      Pilot of RNZAF P40E-1 25100.

      Details of RNZAF P40E-1 25100.

      This aircraft - RNZAF P40E-1 25100 - was taken over from the 68th PG, USAAF by No.15 Squadron at Fuamotu, Tonga on 27 October 1942.
      To No.15 Squadron coded "12".

      Reason for aircraft/Pilot loss :

      Mid air collision with a US Navy SBD-3 Dauntless, BuNo06589 from VB-11 at 0945 hours on 25 March 1943.
      The aircraft collided at 10,000 feet - about 20 miles from Nandi during an escort exercise - while avoiding a diving attack by a USN F4F and both spun into the sea.
      Squadron Leader Allan Crichton killed. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 22 October 2019 - Source : NZDF P40 Serials.
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About death

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  • Death
    25 March 1943 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    Pacific 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



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  • Memorial name
    Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM

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  • Gone for a long time now but always remembered by your loving family.
    Public - Vivian Lila - Other Relative - 9 March 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 October 2019JeniferWairarapa, New ZealandResearcher
09 March 2015Vivian LilaAucklnadOther Relative

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