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Douglas Arthur Brier

Portrait, Douglas Arthur Brier - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Douglas Arthur Brier - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Brier AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ403755 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      North Sea AWMM
      13 May 1943 AWMM
      Wick AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag Luft VI, Heydekrug, modern day Šilutė, Lithuania AWMM
      15 Jun 1943-Nov 1944 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag 357, Oerbke, Lower Saxony, Germany AWMM
      Nov 1944-Apr 1945 AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 5 May 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    80 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
      False teeth AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to Kirkham Hospital Great Britain with Plural effusions on 12 May 1945. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999. Stalag Luft VI Heydekyug where Mr Brier was held from June 1943-November 1944 was located up near the Lithuanian border. Stalag 357 was near Fallingbostel.

    Member of the 'Goldfish Club'. On daylight patrol of Skagerrak, and the Norwegian Coast, at approximatley 1100 hours on 5th may 1943, and engine fire caused by enemy flak caused the crew of Hampden Torpedo Bomber X, part of the 489 Squadron to belly-flop into the ocean, west of Egersund, Norway. They spent about f to 5 hours in the dinghy becore being picked up Finnish boat, with a German Captain who were carrying of from Narvik and Breman, Norway (Goldfish Club). AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    27 January 2002 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waihi Cemetery, RSA, Lot 68 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (2008). Vol. 3 p. 591 ref 42 AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • Goldfish Club, New Zealand Branch. The Goldfish Club: Roll of Honour 1954 - 2003. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2004/32. AWMM
    • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the service person. AWMM

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