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John Chorley Brand

John Brand husband of Patricia, father of Joanne and David, father in law of Nigel and Sally Grandfather of, Nicola Kirsty, Michelle, Laura and Sarah, Great Grandfather of Chelsea, Jordan and Samuel (2015)

John Chorley Brand

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Chorley AWMM
  • Surname
    Brand AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • John Chorley Brand AWMM
    • John Charley AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 209150 AWMM
    • M209150 AWMM
    • Vietnam 209150 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 September 1927 Birth Certificate FinchleyMiddlesex Birth Certificate
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    11 August 1956 AWMM Married/Post WWII AWMM
    Patricia Mary nee Clarkin AWMM


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
  • Enlistment
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  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Only child to Ron and Dorothy BRAND at Finchley Middlesex England.

    John emigrated to New Zealand in 1952 arriving aboard the Captain Cook in Wellington.

    Online Cenotaph record compiled from family source.

    John Chorley Brand served as paymaster at HQ V Force in Saigon, 1966-1967. Buried in Hamilton Park Cemetery, Hamilton AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    20 February 1995 RSA Last Post/Cemetery Record
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hamilton Park Cemetery, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Clamp, B., Clamp, D., & 1st Battalion the New Zealand Regiment (1957-59) Association. (2007). 1st battalion the New Zealand regiment (1957-59) association 50th anniversary: the first of the first. B. Clamp. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • FARELF Nominal Roll Part 1 1958-1961 - Archives New Zealand, Wellington, CAJN CH189/Box70 41/4/11 (R21234083) AWMM


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11 February 2021CarolHavelock NorthOther
20 April 2015JoanneNew ZealandOther Relative

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