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Roland Frank Brier

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roland Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Brier AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ron AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ424967 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 April 1923 AWMM MangaohaeWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Ernest Brier (father), PO, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 June 1942 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 22 August 1941 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Mumps AWMM
    • Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Ernest Brier and of Voilet Maude Brier (nee Bailey) of Mt Mauganui

    He went missing whilst on a training flight and was presumed drowned.

    His two sisters have financed an engraved concrete paver as a memorial through the Brevet Club. A Garden of Memories is being created outside the Canadian Air Force Headquarters in Winnipeg.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 June 1943 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    CanadaNorth America AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Ottawa Memorial (Commonwealth Air Force Memorial), Ontario, Canada AWMM
    • Airmen from Australia and New Zealand Memorial, Memorial Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, Albany Memorial Hall, Albany, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial paver, Winnipeg, Canada, Canadian Airforce Headquarters, Memorial Garden AWMM
    • Albany Memorial Library, Auckland AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM