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Full Name: Ronald James Duncan Aitchison
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): Ronald James Duncan
Surname: Aitchison
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 80701
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Trooper
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs Ann Aitchison (mother), Hampden, Otago, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Hampden, Otago, New Zealand
Military District: Oamaru
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Anti Tank Brigade
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 9
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 5
Campaigns: Italy
Last Unit Served: 20Armoured Regiment
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 15 December 1943
Age at Death: 39
Year of Death: 1943
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Moro River Canadian War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference: XIII B 6
Memorial Name: Hampden War Memorial Waitaki, Otago, New Zealand
Biographical Notes: Ronald Aitchison was the son of Andrew Aitchison and of Ann Aitchison (nee Joyce) of Oamaru
Description of Image:
  • Portrait from the Weekly News; 23 February 1944
  • Hampden War Memorial (photo M. Sole, 1999)
Further References: New Zealand History online: Hampden War Memorial
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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