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Casement Gordon Aickin

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 49), Page: 21 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 49), Page: 21 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Casement Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Aickin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 3/2607 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1881 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Catherine Aickin (wife), care of C. Aickin and Son, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 30 December 1916 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/2607 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Surgeon/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
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  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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    • Son of Elizabeth Gordon Aickin and Casement Aickin.

      Husband of Catherine Aickin nee Brown.

      Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM
    • Grandson of Dr. Thomas Aickin, first medical practitioner in Avondale, second superintendent of the Auckland Asylum, agricultural experimenter, inventor, poet.
      Lisa Truttman
      Avondale-Waterview Historical Society (President, 2003-) Public - Michael Hudson - Direct descendant - 24 June 2017 - "Doctor in the Whau"
      Lisa Truttman
      Avondale-Waterview Historical Society (President, 2003-)
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About death

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  • Death
    1936 AWMM
    Age 80 AWMM
  • Date of death
    12 November 1936 Public - Michael - Direct descendant - 7 February 2024 - Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Age at death
    • 55 Public - Michael - Direct descendant - 1 March 2016 - Internet
    • Dr C.G.Aickin died of Pneumonia in 1936 aged 55years Public - Michael - Direct descendant - 7 February 2024 - Family papers
  • Place of death
    • Auckland Public - Michael - Direct descendant - 1 March 2016 - Oral
    • Auckland Public - Michael - Direct descendant - 7 February 2024 - Family papers
  • Cause of death
    pneumonia Public - Michael - Direct descendant - 1 March 2016 - Oral
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    • George Maxwell Cemetery Avondale Auckland Public - Michael - Direct descendant - 1 March 2016 - First hand
    • George Maxwell Memorial Cemetery
      206 Orchard St
      Cnr Rosebank Rd
      Auckland Public - Michael - Direct descendant - 7 February 2024 - Family
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Born in Auckland, New Zealand, 24 August 1881, son of Casement Aickin, merchant, and Elizabeth Mitchell Garde his wife. Aickin came of a medical family on both sides, for his mother was the daughter of Thomas Garde, MD and his grandfather Thomas Leland Aickin was MD of Trinity College, Dublin and FRCSI. Casement Aickin was educated at the Auckland Boys' Grammar School, where he won a university junior scholarship which enabled him to enter Auckland University College.

    Here he gained the College premium for physics at the end of his first year, and matriculated at the University of Otago with a senior university scholarship. He became resident medical officer at the Auckland Hospital, holding office for four years, and then took a postgraduate course in England. On his return to New Zealand he was appointed in 1913 honorary surgeon to the Auckland Hospital, a post he resigned in 1927 when he was elected a consulting surgeon. During the European war of 1914-18 he received a commission as captain in the New Zealand Medical Corps, and commenced duty on 7 November 1916, serving overseas for two years and sixty-five days. He then returned to his surgical practice, and in 1933 was elected president of the New Zealand branch of the British Medical Association. He was a foundation Fellow of the Australasian, and Fellow of the American, College of Surgeons.

    He married Catherine Broun on 12 April 1909. She was daughter of Thomas Broun, lieutenant, 35th Royal Sussex Regiment and afterwards major, of Waikatos, NZ. She survived him with two sons and a daughter. He died at Auckland on 12 November 1936 and was buried in Avondale cemetery, Auckland.

    Aickin had a large surgical practice in Auckland and was held in high esteem by all with whom he was brought into contact. He is described as being kindly, ready to understand the difficulties of his colleagues, loyal and possessed of infinite tact.

    Author: Royal College of Surgeons of England
    NZ med J. 1936, 35, 241, with p Public - Michael - Direct descendant - 7 February 2024 - Royal Colloge of Surgeons of England Plarr’s Lives of the Fellows
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  • External links
  • References
    • Pat Clarkson Medical Practitioner Research Project (January 2014 - March 2022). This project identified Medical Practioners who served in WWI. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      49: 21 AWMM
    • A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. AWMM


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07 February 2024Michael243 Forrest Hill Rd Forrest Hill Auckland New ZealandDirect descendant
24 June 2017Michael Hudson243 Forrest Hill Rd Auckland 4103804Direct descendant

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