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Robert Ian Brenigan

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  • Service number
    • WWII NZD3816 AWMM
    • WWII D/3186 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Photograph of Leading Airman Robert Ian Breingan, HMS Canada NZD 3816. Image kindly provided by Les Hewett (May 2017). Image may be subject to copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Ian AWMM
  • Surname
    Brenigan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZD3816 AWMM
    • WWII D/3186 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 July 1920 AWMM NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZD3816 AWMM
    • WWII D/3186 AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died from a result of multiple injuries following a flying accident when carrying out aerobatics in a Harvard II trainer AJ590. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Acting Leading Airman Robert Ian Breingan was the son of Robert Breingan and Charlotte Yates Pointon of Ahuriri, educated at Napier Boys' High School and Wellington Teachers' Training College; Schoolteacher at Westshore School Napier.

    His date of enlistment is unknown, he arrived at St. Vincent's Naval Base, England, 28th August 1941, commenced his initial flying training, 21st April, 1942, at Daedalus, Sealand, before sailing for Canada, entered No.31 Service Flying School, RAF, Kingston, Ontario. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    11 October 1942 AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Kingston (Cataraqui Cemetery), Grave 2, Military Plot Row 7. AWMM
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