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Kenneth Arthur Bryant

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.

Portrait of Captain Kenneth Arthur Bryant 34376. Taken November 1943 in Cairo, Egypt. Image kindly p …


  • 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


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • 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


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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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About death

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  • Death
    27 June 1996 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
    Lower HuttWellington 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



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  • A rememberance poppy - Papou thank you for your courage during and after the war so that we could have peace and freedom in Aotearoa, NZ. Mitchell is learning about the World Wars at school and so we are thinking of you and looking up at you. Life in the trenches and at the camps can’t have been easy. We hope there is never another World War and that people solve their problems by stopping and thinking and finding peaceful solutions. Love Gina and Mitchell (9 years old).
    Public - Gina and Mitchell - Direct descendant - 4 May 2021



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  • External links
    'New Zealand Units in the Desert', New Zealand Electronic Text Collection
    Further Reference
  • References
    • 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
04 May 2021Gina and MitchellTaupo, New ZealandDirect descendant
24 July 2018LesleyAucklandChild

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