Monty Claude Fairbrother Born 21 September 1907 - Died 1 February 1997 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number7192 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankBrigadier AWMMNew Zealand Infantry, 2 Brigade AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesMonty Claude AWMM SurnameFairbrother AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number7192 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth21 September 1907 AWMM Place of birthCarterton, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesCarterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Secretary-Accountant AWMMWW2 Accountant AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentPre 1939 C/o Post Office Box 61, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMMUnknown Post Office Box 61, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Helen Constance Fairbrother (wife), Te Kawa, Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMMMrs Helen Constance Fairbrother (wife), Te Kawa, Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 05 Jan 1940 Married AWMMPre 1944 Married AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number7192 AWMM Military serviceServed in Hawkes Bay Regiment, 1928 AWMM2 New Zealand Infantry Brigade AWMM5 Infantry Brigade AWMM20 Infantry Battalion AWMM21 Infantry Battalion AWMM23 Infantry Battalion AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsCommander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) AWMMDSO: NZ Gazette, 30 April 1946, citation: "For gallantry and distinguished leadership. Lieutenant Colonel Fairbrother commanded 26 NZ Battalion during the recent campaign, from the date of the attack on the Senio until the conclusion of hostilities. During this period his Battalion carried out a number of attacks; all of which were completely successful. He was continually with forward companies, making personal reconnaissances with complete disregard for his personal safety, and inspiring his men with his tireless and determined leadership. From 12 April till 16 April his battalion fought five set-piece attacks under barrages, all prepared at very short notice. As a result his battalion cross [sic] the Santerno and the Sillaro and exploited to a considerable depth beyond. AWMMCompanion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM1939-1945 Star AWMMAfrica Star (8th Army clasp) AWMMItaly Star AWMMDefence Medal AWMMWar Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf AWMMNew Zealand War Service Medal AWMMCoronation Medal 1953 AWMMEfficiency Decoration and 4 bars (ED****) AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 1939 AWMMInvercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand AWMMWW2 Unknown AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 32 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Lieutenant AWMM; 20 Infantry Battalion AWMM; 2NZEF: 1st Echelon AWMMWW2 Lieutenant Colonel AWMM; Infantry Brigade AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankBrigadier AWMMNew Zealand Infantry, 2 Brigade AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Brigade Major of 5 NZ Infantry Brigade, June 1942-43.Commanding Officer (CO) of 21 Battalion, 23 Battalion, and 28 (Maori) Battalion, April - December 1943.General Staff Officer grade 2 (GSO2), June 1944.CO of 26 Battalion, October 1944 - September 1945.Commandant of 2 NZ Expeditionary Force Advanced Base, September 1945.Associate Editor, War Histories, 1946Commissioned Brigadier and commanded 2 NZ Infantry Brigade, 1951-56.Associate Member of Army Board, 1955-60.Chairman of War Pensions Board, 1963. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death89 AWMM Date of deathFeb 1997 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathMasterton, Wairarapa, Wellington Region, New Zealand AWMM Death notesMasterton, New Zealand AWMM Cemetery nameRiverside Cemetery, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM Grave referenceEx-servicemen Row A-I Plot 1 AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference ObituaryDeath Notice: Wairarapa Times-Age, 22 February 1997 AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Monty Claude Fairbrother by laying a poppy. Leslie Jonathan Fairbrother Lewis Mervyn Fairbrother Monty Claude Fairbrother Robert Edmund Fairbrother R.A. Fairburn Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Monty Claude Fairbrother Leave a note Contribute › Processing My Dad bought me beautiful blue leather Sandals when he came back from the war and gave me a black special Fountain pen for my sixth birthday..He left when I was newborn so I did not know what a dad was It was magic getting blue shoes and a pen that was so grown up with a gold nib. He would also take me out to lunch sometimes at Kirkcaldies on his work days while he was writing the NEW ZEALAND WAR HISTORIES. When I wads at Boarding School he would bring me bags of apples as he was driving through masterton to go to do training his recruits at linton Camp or Waiouru.. People who always had a DADDY at home with them must develop a very different relationship with that special person. because he is part of their lives from the beginning and always. My son said to me at my Dad.s funeral I always wanted a Grandpa and it would have been nice to have a granddad like monty....oooh...HE WAS MY Public - Diana Helen - Direct descendant - 24 April 2016 Report Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Sources UsedNew Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic pagehttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/name-009333.htmlFurther Reference28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945. Personal pagehttp://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/soldier/monty-claude-fairbrotherFurther ReferenceCody, J. (1953). 21 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copyhttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-21Ba.htmlFurther ReferenceBurdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copyhttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-24Ba.htmlFurther Reference DocumentsHaigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 1: WW2 56 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 14: WW2 30 AWMMWairarapa Daily Times AWMMDeath Notice: Wairarapa Times-Age, 22 February 1997 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.