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George Arthur Brown

Portrait from The Weekly News; 16 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 16 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7262 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 January 1911 AWMM AWMM
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 September 1939 AWMM 90 High Street, Greymouth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr L. Brown (father), 90 High Street, Greymouth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7262 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Cadets AWMM
    • Territorials AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1939 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Accountant/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Lazarett Rottmunster VB AWMM
      Maleme, Crete AWMM
      25 May 1941 AWMM
      Wounded AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Oflag IX-A/Z, Rottenburg, Germany AWMM
      Crete, Greece AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Oflag IX-A/H, Spagenburg bei Kassel, Germany AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1 October 1943 AWMM Repatriated October 1943 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    16460 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Leg Amputation in POW Hospital, Athens AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • According to the Embarkation Rolls the company George Brown left with was the 20 Canterbury Battalion; however he refers to it as the 20 South Island Battalion.

    Brown was seriously wounded in the leg and captured at Maleme on 22 May 1941.

    19 January 2009

    He was taken from the camp at Lazarett Rottmunster VB to hospital at Nagold. He had a leg amputated in POW Hospital, Athens and was returned to Rottenmunster. From there he was transferred to Oflag IXAZ at Rottenburg and taken to hospital at Kloster Haina. Afterwards he went back to Oflag IXAZ but was returned to hospital once more at Kloster Haina.

    He was finally sent to Oflag IXAH the lower camp at Spangenburg. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-20Ba.html
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 26 AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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