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George Edmund Vernon Aimer

George Edmund Vernon Aimer

Male 1886 - 1916  (30 years)

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  • Name George Edmund Vernon Aimer 
    Born 31 Mar 1886  Hokianga, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jun 1916  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • flying accident
    Person ID I3247  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 

    Father Edmond Baxter Aimer,   b. 19 May 1856, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1936, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Annie Elizabeth Feek,   b. 4 Oct 1862, Ipswich, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1945, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 25 Jul 1882  Auchland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 1916 - England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Second Lieutenant George Vernon Aimer
    Second Lieutenant George Vernon Aimer
    Second Lieutenant George Vernon Aimer. Royal Flying Corps, New Zealand.
    New Zealand Airman Killed
    New Zealand Airman Killed
    New Zealand Airman Killed, George Vernon Aimer, June 20, 1916

    Headstones
    George Edmund Vernon Aimer
    George Edmund Vernon Aimer
    In Memory of Second Lieutenant George Edmund Vernon Aimer, Royal Flying Corps who died on 20 June 1916 age 30. Son of edmund Baxter Aimer and Annie Elizabeth Aimer (nee Feek), of Faiburn Rd., Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand. Born at Hokianga.

    Remember with Honour.

    Ruislip (St. Martin) Churchyard Extension.

    Commemorated in Perpetuity By The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Notes 
    • According to the early rolls for Avondale School, Vernon, Grace and Kenneth Aimer attended standards classes at Avondale School from March 1897 to June 1899, children of Edmund Baxter Aimer and Annie Elizabeth née Feek. The Aimers were living at the Hokianga in 1884, Dargaville c.1888, then Drury by 1895. They must have spent a couple of years here, before moving on to the city and Parnell. Vernon Aimer was a clerk for Cahill & Co from when he was around 14 years old. At the age of 16, he came into strife with a youthful indiscretion when he was found guilty of breaking and entering his employers’ premises in 1903, and served a 12 month sentence. From that low point though he bounced right back.
      AN AIRMAN'S DEATH
      LIEUT. G V AIMER
      A POPULAR AUCKLANDER
      Lieutenant George Vernon Aimer, a member of the Royal Flying Corps, who was accidentally killed whilst flying near London on June 22, was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs C B [sic] Aimer, of St. Stephen’s Avenue, Parnell. He was born in Hokianga in 1886, and was educated in Auckland. For a time he was employed in the Government Forestry Department at Rotorua, subsequently taking a position in Fiji. Shortly after returning to Auckland, in 1910, he entered the service of the Bank of New Zealand as correspondence clerk, a position he held for about five years. In August of last year he obtained extended leave of absence, and proceeded to England for health reasons. After a short time in hospital he offered his services to the War Office, but they were not accepted, owing to the state of his health. Lieutenant Aimer then studied aviation, and after qualifying for his pilot's certificate, was appointed an instructor at the London Provincial Aviation Co.'s School. Later he again offered his services to the military authorities, and was given a commission in the Royal Flying Corps. Since then he had been through a course of instruction in army work at Oxford, and it is believed was receiving further training at one of the War Office's aerodromes when he met with the unfortunate accident which resulted in his death. When in Auckland the late lieutenant was very popular in athletic circles, and had at different times, over a period of eight years, been a member of the St. George's Rowing Club, part of which time he was captain. A brother, Trooper Alexander Goven Aimer, left for the front with the thirteenth reinforcements. - NZ Herald 24 June 1916
      - from Avondales School's Marble Roll of Honour, Timespanner.blogspot.ca