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William Louis Brown

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Portrait of William Louis Brown, 52093 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Rory Laubscher 1104-7346. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of William Louis Brown, 52093 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Rory Laubscher 1104-7346. CC-BY …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Louis AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Bill Brown AWMM
    • Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 30475 AWMM
    • Malaya 38680 AWMM
    • 052093 AWMM
    • 342358 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 September 1920 AWMM GlasgowScotland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1 December 1940 AWMM C/o Cochrane, Whau Valley, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Miss I.V. Brown (sister), C/o Mrs Walland, Manaia Flats, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 July 1943 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      Damaged right arm AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Dysentry, Admitted to 64 General Hospital Egypt AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Leptospirosis and scrub typhus, Admitted to the British Military Hospital, Taiping, Malaya AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the East Coast Bays RSA. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 September 2014 New Zealand Herald
    Age 93 AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand New Zealand Herald
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 13 September 2014 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 25 AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM
    • Overseas postings and forces - New Zealand Force for Malaya Far East land forces - Officers, 1957-1971, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AD-W6W2564 36 part 3. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll 2NZ Regiment 1959-1961. Kindly provided by Alan (Archie) Dawson February 2021. AWMM

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20 February 2020RoscoeAotearoaResearcher
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