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Eion Field

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  F_004. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel F_004. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eion AWMM
  • Surname
    Field AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    28th September 1917 Public - Ruve Claire - Other relative - 1 February 2016 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Hastings NZ Public - Ruve Claire - Other relative - 1 February 2016 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
    Eion was the third child of Orton and Clara Field, farmers, who lived at Maraetotara, near Hastings Public - Ruve Claire - Other relative - 1 February 2016 - Family papers
  • Address before enlistment
    C/- Kra Som Tin Dredging Ltd, Kra Som, Siam (Thailand)
    or c/- Roland Field (Eion's brother) Vauxhall street, Erindale, Adelaide, South Australia Public - Ruve Claire - Other relative - 1 February 2016 - Family papaers
  • Post war occupation
    Dead Public - Ruve Claire - Other relative - 1 February 2016 - Military file
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Orton Field (NZ) - Eion field's father Public - Ruve Claire - Other relative - 1 February 2016 - Family papers
  • Relationship status
    Eion Field was my uncle. I am the daughter of Roland Field. Public - Ruve Claire - Other relative - 1 February 2016 - Family papaers

Service

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
    Accountant for the Kra Som Tin Dredging company, Siam Public - Ruve Claire - Other relative - 1 February 2016 - Family information, particularly the book 'Keep Smiling' ISBN 978-1-877510-13-7, written by my brother Eion Kenwyn Field, 3 Garthwood Road, Hamilton NZ
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2 POW - Unknown Prisoner of War Camp POW Deaths (R25405152)
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Other, WWII AWMM
      Probably captured March 1942 AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Eion Field was a civilian employee of the Air Ministry as Stores Superintendent at Singapore when the city fell to the Japanese. Along with others he was given honourary Air Force rank and uniform to avoid being accused as a spy.

    In May 1942 he and others escaped on Batavia, were recaptured, tried and executed. His exact date of death is uncertain, and his remains have not been located.

    Not commemorated by CWGC as he was officially a civilian AWMM
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Death

About death

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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Wings: Hawkes Bay Aviation Heritage website - Eion Field
    http://wings.net.nz/wp/field-e
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol. 1 p. 187; vol. 3 p. 180 AWMM
    • Deaths While Prisoner of War - Navy, Army, Air Force and Civilians [WW2 NZ POW Deaths], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 Box 1 (R25405152). AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
01 February 2016Ruve ClaireOtorohanga NZOther relative

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