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Donald Forrester Brown

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Forrester AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 40556 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 March 1917 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM 110 Stanmore Rd., Linwood, Christchurch AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Dr. E.J.E.K. Brown, Gloucester St. and Stanmore Rd., Christchurch (f) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    21 June 1945 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Brown, Donald Forrester. (Ref. WO 373/12/655). Military Cross. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lt D. F. Brown, MC; Denniston; born NZ 18 Mar 1917; mining student. (Source: Cody, J.F. New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. p.631.)

    'No. 1 Platoon opened a corduroy track for wheels around the craters at Princes Cross. Lieutenant D. F. Brown took a D6 dozer through the Cross to make good the craters and demolitions while the sappers put in timber revetting where the shelling had broken the shoulders of the road. Brown meanwhile had had his dozer shot up, the second in twenty-four hours. When an armoured dozer arrived to replace the thin-skinned casualty, the sapper officer directed its operations from the exposed open road. In due course Lieutenant Brown was awarded an MC for these and other instances of determination.' (Source: Cody, J.F. New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. p. 661.) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cody, J.F. (1961). New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.631, 661, 666. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.43 AWMM
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