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Robert Irwin Hitchon

Portrait of Private Robert Irwin Hitchon, Auckland Weekly News, 15 November 1944. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19441115-26-16. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Robert Irwin Hitchon, Auckland Weekly News, 15 November 1944. Auckland Libraries …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Irwin AWMM
  • Surname
    Hitchon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 64882 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 No 7 Road, Waitoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs S. Hitchon (mother), No 7 Road, Waitoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 64882 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    Kiribati, Micronesia AWMM
  • 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
    Executed by Japanese whilst a prisoner of war AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Robert Hitchon was the son of Robert and Sarah Ann Hitchon of Kohimarama, Auckland AWMM

Death

About death

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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Betio Memorial, Tarawa, Kiribati AWMM
    • Borough of Te Aroha, 1939-1945. Kenrick Street, Te Aroha. AWMM
    • Tarawa Coastwatchers Memorial AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
      Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 163 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      "Tarawa Outrage, Massacre by Japanese", 23 Oct 1944 (copy of article in ACF27569) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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