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Kenneth Arthur Bryant

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Portrait of Captain Kenneth Arthur Bryant 34376. Taken November 1943 in Cairo, Egypt. Image kindly provided by Lesley Cooper (January 2018). Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Bryant AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 34376 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 December 1916 AWMM PetoneWellington AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM 131 Richmond St., Petone AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. I. Bryant, 131 Richmond St., Petone (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 12 November 1940 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.61
    Age 23 AWMM
    Mechanical draughtsman/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.61
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.61
  • 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
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 ft. 7 1/2 in. AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Blue AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Service also included secondments at the British General Headquarters and with the Royal Mechanical and Electrical Corps (Machinery branch).

    1943 - Married Helene Farid Assabgui, Cairo, Egypt, 5th March 1943. All Saints Cathedral, Kasr el Nil. Army authorised wedding.

    1944 - Returned to New Zealand. Troopships: 1st Leg P & O Line SS Ranchi, Suez to Bombay, India; 2nd Leg, United States Navy, USS General John Pope (AP-110), destined for U.S.A. via Melbourne and Wellington. Arrived in Wellington, 3 January 1945.

    Postwar Career:

    Ministry of Works - Zone Mechanical Engineer, 1945; District Mechanical Engineer Engineer, 1951; Chief Mechanical Engineer, 1958; Compulsory retirement from Ministry of Works, 1976.

    Industrial Relations, Victoria University of Wellington, 1977; Construction Safety Engineer, Department of Labour, 1978. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 June 1996 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Plot 25, Row E, Block 12, RSA Wall of Remembrance, Taita Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 1 July 1996. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    'New Zealand Units in the Desert', New Zealand Electronic Text Collection
    http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Gree-c22-2.html
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    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
    p.61 AWMM
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