Māori › Eion Field Born 28 September 1917 - Died 6 March 1942 PDF Key details Service number Also known as Armed force / branchAir Force AWMM Last rankWarrant Officer AWMM Royal Air Force, Air Ministry Directorate of Works AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel F_004. Image taken June 2020. © Auckland Museum CC BY AWMM Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesEion AWMM SurnameField AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › BirthNew Zealand AWMM 28 September 1917 Public Source Date of birth28th September 1917 Public - Ruve Claire - Other relative - 1 February 2016 - Family papers Place of birthHastings NZ Public - Ruve Claire - Other relative - 1 February 2016 - Family papers Birth notesEion 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 enlistmentC/- 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 occupationDead Public - Ruve Claire - Other relative - 1 February 2016 - Military file Next of kin on embarkationOrton Field (NZ) - Eion field's father Public - Ruve Claire - Other relative - 1 February 2016 - Family papers Relationship statusEion 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 Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaign Armed force / branchAir Force AWMM Service number Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency Enlistment Occupation before enlistmentAccountant 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 Contribute › Embarkation details Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture detailsWW2 POW - Unknown Prisoner of War Camp POW Deaths (R25405152) Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM Other, WWII AWMM Probably captured March 1942 AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWarrant Officer AWMM Royal Air Force, Air Ministry Directorate of Works AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › 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 Read more Death About death Contribute › Death6 March 1942 AWMM Age 24 AWMM Jakarta, Indonesia AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathKilled or died while a Prisoner of War AWMM Death notes Cemetery Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Eion Field by laying a poppy. Edward Field Edward Albert Field Eion Field Ernest Horatio Field Errol Wynton Field Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Eion Field Leave a note Contribute › Processing Related objects Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 Library / Pictorial › manuscripts and archives MS-1993-139 Sources Sources Contribute › External linksWings: Hawkes Bay Aviation Heritage website - Eion Field http://wings.net.nz/wp/field-e Further Reference DocumentsMartyn, 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 Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact 01 February 2016Ruve ClaireOtorohanga NZOther relative The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.