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Full Name: Athol Eric Kilner
Rank Last Held: Flying Officer
Forename(s): Athol Eric
Surname: Kilner
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: NZ4216055
Gender: Male
Body on Embarkation: Royal New Zealand Air Force
Last Unit Served: Royal New Zealand Air Force, 17 Squadron
Place of Death: Pacific
Date of Death: 17 October 1944
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1944
Cause of Death: Killed on air operations
Memorial Name:
  • Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Memorial Reference: Panel 4.
Biographical Notes: Son of Francis Thomas Kilner and of Doretta Cecilia Kilner (nee Woolhouse), of Wanganui
Description of Image:
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Bourail Memorial panels 4th from left Panel 4
  • Bourail Memorial, Panel 4. names
Further References: Commonwealth War Graves Commission record. URL: http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2187283
Sources Used:
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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