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Helen Joan Te Koara Bragg



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Helen Joan Te Koara AWMM
  • Surname
    Bragg AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Harborne AWMM
    • Koara AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII W2618 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1923 WAAF Strengths (R21072930)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Women's Auxilliary 2 (WA2)/Military Errol Martyn WAAF Research
  • Enlistment
    WW2 2 February 1942 Errol Martyn WAAF Research BlenheimMarlborough Errol Martyn WAAF Research
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    26 September 2017 AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
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  • Obituary
    W2618 WAAF WWII. On 26 September 2017, at Nelson Hospital after a short illness, in her 95th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Donald George Harborne and loved mother of Robyn, Leigh, and the late Sharon. Loved grandmother of Kim, Mason, Andrew, Jamie, Scott and her six great-grandchildren. At her request we have taken Koara back to her ancestral home at Otakou, on the Otago Peninsula. Koara will be at the Otakou Marae, Tomorrow (Friday), and a Church Service and burial will be held on Saturday 30 September at 11.00am. Southland Times on Sept. 28, 2017 AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Errol Martyn (2020) AWMM
    • Strengths, WAAF [Women's Auxiliary Air Force], Returns - December 1942 - February 1950. Archives New Zealand (R21072930) AWMM

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