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Full Name: William Ayto
Rank Last Held: Captain
Forename(s): William
Surname: Ayto
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 7211
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment: Butcher
Next of Kin: Mr J. Ayto (father), 14 Centre Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 14 Centre Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Canto
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 11
Campaigns: Greece
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Greece
Date of Death: 27 April 1941
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Grave Reference: 8. E. 11.
Biographical Notes: William Ayto was the son of Joseph Ayto and of Alice Ayto (nee Crozier), of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.
Description of Image:
  • Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in the Domain, Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece.
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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