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Ian Angus Headlam Brewer

Photograph of Sergeant Ian Brewer, photographed by Teowai and Gareth from Poihakena Portraits. All rights Reserved.

Photograph of Sergeant Ian Brewer, photographed by Teowai and Gareth from Poihakena Portraits. All r …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ian Angus Headlam AWMM
  • Surname
    Brewer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Hedlam AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 423200 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 May 1922 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Kuri Street, Kaponga AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


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
  • Occupation before enlistment
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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with the New Zealand Army, Amoured Regiment from 21 August 1940 to 22 October 1942, and then transferred to the Royal New Zealand Air Force from 23 October to 25 November 1945. He was an Instructor in Discipline and Weapons training and served in Espiritu Santo from 18 June 1943 to 3rd August 1943 and in Guadalcanal from 3rd of August 1943 ato the 31st June 1944. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    12 May 2019 AWMM
    Age 96 AWMM
    BathurstNew South Wales AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • Obituary
    Western Advocate 16 May 2019
    BREWER, Ian 19.5.1922 - 12.5.2019 Died peacefully in his sleep. Beloved husband of Barbara. Dearly loved father, father-in-law and grandfather of Jacquie and Peter, Victoria, Mark, Samantha and Madeline. AWMM
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