van Asch, Henry Piet Drury Biography 1971

VAN ASCH, Henry Piet Drury
MBE [Member of the Order of the British Empire] (1953) managing director & founder NZ Aerial Mapping Ltd, Box 6, Hastings
Born: Waitotara, 4 May 1911, son of William Van Asch; married 1940 Diana Other, daughter of Major HS Wright; 1 son 3 daughters
Education: Christ’s College, Christchurch
Farming with family, Craggy Range, Havelock North; learned to fly, HB [Hawke’s Bay] & East Coast Aero Club 1934; formed private aerial mapping company 1936, still flying; director HB Herald Tribune; HB committee Heritage; council Air League; member Rotary, Hastings 1938-; council Outward Bound Trust of NZ
War service, held on aerial mapping for Government
Recreation: tennis, golf
Private address: 1 Tauroa Rd, Havelock North

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New Zealand Who’s Who 10th edition 1971

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