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Ian Douglas Auld

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  • Forenames
    Ian Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Auld AWMM
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1918 AWMM New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the New Zealand Alpine Club:

    "Dr Ian Douglas Auld was born in New Plymouth in 1918 and attended the New Plymouth Boys High School. It was inevitable that Mt Egmont, eventually, would lure Ian to its slopes and summit simply because it was there to be seen and was so close. He had some 50 ascents to his credit. He became a medical student at Otago University and in 1940, about his final year, joined the NZAC (Otago Section). He was a member of the first Climbing School organised by the Club during the Christmas and New Year of 1940-41.

    He was appointed to Wellington Public Hospital and then joined the Wellington Section. During World War II he served in the RNZAF as medical officer and was stationed for a while at Bell Block Camp near New Plymouth while Ed Hillary was there being trained a navigator.

    In 1947 Ian returned to New Plymouth and set up a practice. When the Taranaki Section was formed, he attended the inaugural meeting on the 21 March 1953 and thus became a foundation member." (from the New Zealand Alpine Journal, 1979) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    23 October 1978 AWMM
    Age 60 AWMM
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  • A modest man and a gentleman:
    Dr., shop owner, farmer (Ardrossan Farm, Mahoenui, King Country.)businessman, an involved citizen in church and community.
    Married Helen Luke from Palmerston North on 1 June 1946. Two children;John and Janet.
    NPBHS,Otago University, Knox College.
    Public - John Sutherland - Child - 15 July 2017



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  • External links
  • Documents
    New Zealand Alpine journal AWMM
    The New Zealand Alpine Journal, 1979 (includes photograph) AWMM


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15 July 2017John SutherlandMatakanaChild

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