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John Stuart Fraser Ashton

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Stuart Fraser AWMM
  • Surname
    Ashton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 7922 AWMM
    • WWII NZ7922 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 July 1924 AWMM Te AwamutuWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 19 August 1943 AWMM 16A Allendale Road, Mt Albert, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Kathleen Ashton (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Coastal Defences NZ 1944, Japan 1945 Public - Michael - Researcher - 2 June 2020 - Posting Record Card
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • Navy Public - Michael - Researcher - 2 June 2020 - Posting Record Card
  • Service number
    • WWII 7922 AWMM
    • WWII NZ7922 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 7 Medium Battery AWMM
    • Hostilities Only AWMM
    • RNZN Station 13 [Radar], Royal Navy British Pacific Fleet, battleship HMS DUKE OF YORk Public - Michael - Researcher - 2 June 2020 - Posting Record Card
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 19 August 1943 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    26 October 1994 AWMM
    Age 70 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium (Schnapper Rock), Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 27 and 28 October 1994 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Silverdale & Districts RSA, Memorial Wall Plaque AWMM

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  • My dear Poppa John - you and Nana are missed so much by all your family. Hope you are keeping a close eye on all of us down here. Nothing but fond memories of the wonderful man you were - so dear to my heart. Hope you are still rocking the house and tinkering on the ivories. Love and miss you more than you know. Vicki xxoo
    Public - Vicki - Direct descendant - 24 April 2016
  • Hi Dad. Think of you so often and miss you so much. Hope you and Mum are looking after each other up there. Tony and I doing our best to keep us all together down here. Tony doing a great job and takes after you in so many ways .. happily for us, he has your wonderful sense of humour. Aside from that, we are all doing well and in rememberance, we send our love. Chin chin. Carol x
    Public - Carol - Child - 23 April 2016
  • Dad - I wonder whether you have met up with mum yet.Always remember you.Tony
    Public - Tony - Child - 18 April 2016



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  • External links
  • References
    • Royal New Zealand Navy List (c.1921-c.1970) - kindly provided by Ralph McNabb. AWMM
    • Personnel - Demobilisation - RNZN [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, N1/427 (R21465798) AWMM
    • Personnel - Demobilisation - Monthly list of personnel demobilised [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYT 8490 N1/426 (R21465794) AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
02 June 2020MichaelAucklandResearcher
24 April 2016VickiLake Country, BC, CanadaDirect descendant
23 April 2016Carol Mangawhai, New ZealandChild
18 April 2016TonyAuckland,NZChild

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