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Walter McLaren Brebner

Portrait of Walter McLaren Brebner, 435234 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Chris Traill 9999-5210. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of Walter McLaren Brebner, 435234 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Chris Traill 9999-5210. CC- …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter McLaren AWMM
  • Surname
    Brebner AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 435234 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1943 AWMM 26 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. M.N. Brebner, 26 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Auckland (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 435234 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1943 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.22 Student teacher/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.22
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.22
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Orakei RSA. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    30 July 2019 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    BREBNER, Walter McLaren. 2nd NZ Div Artillery WWII Egypt, Italy. Peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday 30th July 2019, aged 97 years. Dearly loved husband of Audrey for over 60 years. Treasured Dad and father-in-law of Peter and Lian-Hong, and Derek and Joanne. Cherished Grandad of Hilary and Kate and Great Grandfather of Liam. The New Zealand Herald on Aug. 1, 2019 AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.22 AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM

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