Edmund Hillary KG ONZ KBE

Edmund Percival Hillary KG ONZ KBE (1919 - 2008)

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Sir Edmund Percival Hillary KG ONZ KBE
Born in Remuera, Auckland, New Zealandmap
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Husband of — married in Auckland, New Zealandmap
Husband of [private wife (1930s - unknown)]
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Father of [private son (1950s - unknown)], [private daughter (1950s - unknown)] and
Died in Auckland, New Zealandmap
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Edmund Hillary KG ONZ KBE Lived in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Biography

Sir Edmund Hillary KG ONZ KBE served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force in World War II
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Edmund was born in 1919. He was the son of Percival Hillary and Gertrude Clark. He passed away in 2008.

A New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. He was an author of several books.

Edmund was born in Auckland, but his family moved to Tuakau. His father established a weekly newspaper there. Edmund attended Tuakau Primary School and later went to Auckland Grammar, facing a long travel time each day on the train.

A lover of adventure stories, Edmund was known to read long into the night. He climbed his first mountain in 1939, which was Mt Olivier in the Southern Alps.

In 1943 he joined the air force and trained to be a navigator.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Edmund by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Edmund:

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Sir Edmund and Lady Louise Hillary with their son Peter
Sir Edmund and Lady Louise Hillary with their son Peter

The Coat of Arms of Sir Edmund Hillary
The Coat of Arms of Sir Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary in Air Force uniform
 Edmund Hillary in Air Force uniform

Louise and Edmund Hillary
Louise and Edmund Hillary

Ed and June Hillary
Ed and June Hillary

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On 6 Jan 2015 at 15:06 GMT J. (Pearson) Salsbery wrote:

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On 6 Jan 2015 at 15:05 GMT J. (Pearson) Salsbery wrote:

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Edmund is 37 degrees from Rosa Parks, 23 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 23 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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