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John Rawhiti Brown

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  • Service number
    25821 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Bunny AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece. - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Rawhiti AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bunny AWMM
  • Service number
    25821 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Stockman AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Welcome Bay, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr H. Brown (father), Welcome Bay, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25821 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Corporal AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Brown was the son of Harry Brown and of Nora Brown (nee Jones), of Te Karaka, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Next of kin listed in the Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 as Mr H. Brown, Welcome Bay, Tauranga AWMM

Death

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  • Age at death
    27 AWMM
  • Date of death
    24 April 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Greece AWMM
  • Death notes
    Greece AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    • Face 13. AWMM
  • Obituary

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 58 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM