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Bruce William Brock

Portrait, Bruce William Brock taken in 1940 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Bruce William Brock taken in 1940 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bruce William AWMM
  • Surname
    Brock AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Smiler AWMM
  • Service number
    26149 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    26149 AWMM
  • Military service
    School cadets AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1939 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Farmer/ Civil servant/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Chicken pox (isolated at Alexandria) AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Hepatitis - taken to Beiruth Hospital, Egypt AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded in Italy, taken to Bari Hospital AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Bruce Brock was given the rank of Acting Major as he was Battery Commander 28 Battery 5 New Zealand Field Regiment at the time.

    Completed BSc (Canterbury), 1945, on a Rehabilitation Bursary

    Graduated IEE (London), M.I.P.E.N.Z. (1962) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    16 October 2013 Dominion Post
    Age 99 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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
      WW2 4: WW2 42 AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
      18/10/2013 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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