Edmund Hillary KG ONZ KBE
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Edmund Percival Hillary KG ONZ KBE (1919 - 2008)

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary KG ONZ KBE
Born in Remuera, Auckland, New Zealandmap
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Husband of — married 3 Sep 1953 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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Biography

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Edmund Hillary KG ONZ KBE lived in Auckland, New Zealand.
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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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posted by J. (Pearson) Salsbery
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posted by J. (Pearson) Salsbery

Edmund is 26 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 18 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 20 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.