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Thomas William Darton

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Portrait of Flight Sergeant Thomas William Darton, Auckland Weekly News, 11 August 1943. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19430811-18-36. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Flight Sergeant Thomas William Darton, Auckland Weekly News, 11 August 1943. Sir George …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas William AWMM
  • Surname
    Darton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ4165465 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 October 1920 AWMM GisborneNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Makaraka, Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 6 May 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/thomas-william-darton
  • Birth notes
    Son of George Edward and Louisa Jane Darton, of Gisborne, Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 6 May 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/thomas-william-darton
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Wellington AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mother: Mrs. J. J. Darton of Gisborne Rural Delivery, Gisborne AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Single/WWII AWMM
    • single Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 6 May 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/thomas-william-darton

Service

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
    • Pilot AWMM
    • Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Enlistment
    WW2 29 November 1941 AWMM Clerk/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of George Edward and Louisa Jane Darton of Gisborne, New Zealand

    Attended Gisborne High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    26 May 1943 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
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    His Memorial can be found on the Runnymede Memorial, UK Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 6 May 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/thomas-william-darton
  • Grave reference
    Panel 198 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 6 May 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/thomas-william-darton
  • Obituary
    Born at Makaraka, Sergeant Thomas William Darton is the only child of Mrs. Darton, Matawhero, and the late Mr. George Darton, well-known in Gisborne as a former borough engineer, after whom Darton Field was named. Educated at Te Hapara School and later at the Gisborne High School.
    Sergeant Darton before joining the Royal New Zealand Air Force in December, 1941, was in the Native Department in Gisborne. After training in New Zealand and receiving his wing's he left New Zealand in August, 1942, and went to England.
    He was very keen .on hockey and tennis, and represented the High School at Hockey Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 6 May 2023 - GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXX, ISSUE 21139, 6 JULY 1943, PAGE 4
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol.3, p.159 AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Co - Dy. Archives New Zealand (R17845609) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 May 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
23 October 2022AntonioHastings DistrictResearcher
04 October 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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