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Murray Richard Brightwell

  • Service number
    631478 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Mareikura BRIGHTWELL Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 10 November 2022 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
2nd NZEF 631478 PTE M T BRIGHTWELL 28 Maori Battn, died 27.10.1995 aged 73 yrs. He is buried in the Tolaga Bay Cemetery, East Coast, Gisborne Blk TOLRS  Plot 84

Mareikura BRIGHTWELL

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Identity

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About birth

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  • Date of birth
    b. 1921 - 1922 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 26 August 2023 - Estimated from age at death
  • Place of birth
    Wellington Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 26 August 2023 - https://www.geni.com/people/Mareikura-Brightwell/6000000079506947069
  • Birth notes
    Son of Mokowhitu Arthur Brightwell and Niwa Te Huatahi (Susie) Edwards Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 26 August 2023 - https://www.geni.com/people/Mareikura-Brightwell/6000000079506947069
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Care of P. Hudson, Tiratu, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Brightwell (mother), 35 Barraud Street, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 21 February 1944 AWMM Single AWMM
    • 1947 Mareikura BRIGHTWELL married Hinerangi Matakino WHAKATAKA Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 26 August 2023 - NZ BDM Marriage Records

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    631478 AWMM
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    Public - niwa - Other Relative - 26 April 2015
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Sources

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    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 16 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Iwi, Hapū, Rohe and additional whakapapa information kindly provided from “Ngāti Raukawa and 20th century wars. Ngā Pakanga o Te Ao. Participation, Price, and Post-War Experience.” Research conducted by Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins (2022). Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington (Wai 2200 Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry). AWMM
    • Ngāti Raukawa in World War 2 - 1939-1945 & further (credit to Reuben Waaka, Diane Taylor, Te Kenehi Teira). Part of “Ngāti Raukawa and 20th century wars. Ngā Pakanga o Te Ao. Participation, Price, and Post-War Experience.” Research conducted by Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins (2022). Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington (Wai 2200 Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry). AWMM

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26 August 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
26 April 2015niwanzOther Relative

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