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Nelson Thomas Bray

Mr Bray taken just before sailing overseas in 1939. - This image may be subject to copyright

Mr Bray taken just before sailing overseas in 1939. - This image may be subject to copyright

Tuakiri

  • Taitara
  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    Nelson Thomas AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    Bray AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
    Lofty AWMM
  • Nama hōia
    9413 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Pono

Tauoranga kirirarau

Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
    21 Pipiri 1915 AWMM TimaruCanterbury AWMM
    Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
    Pre 13 Mahuru 1939 AWMM Fairlie, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
    Mrs L.M. Bray (wife), 97 Fitzgerald Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna
    Pre 4 Kohitātea 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Ope taua

Ngā pakanga me ngā whawhai

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Ngā tohu taumata rau ope taua

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  • Mētara me ngā Tohu

Te Whakangungu me te Urunga atu

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  • Whakangungu ope taua
    Burnham AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Te urunga
    WW2 13 Mahuru 1939 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Stationhand/Civilian AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Mahi i mua i te ekenga waka
  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

Te maha o ngā ekenga waka

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Mauhere o te pakanga

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  • Kia mau ki ngā taipitopito
  • Ngā rā i mauherehia ai
  • Rā i puta ai
  • Te rā i whakahokia atu ngā hōia i mauherehia ai
  • Ngā kōrero mō te puta i te mauhere pakanga
  • Nama motuhake mō te mauhere pakanga

Whakapapa hauora

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  • Tuhinga hauora
    Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
    False teeth AWMM

Te tūnga whakamutunga e mōhiotia ana

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Kōrero taurongo

Kōrero taurongo

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  • He has written a book called A '39er's Story: Remembering the Mediterranean War 1939-43 which is filed in the Armed Services Collection in the Auckland Museum Library. A quote from this book appears below.

    "We in the 1st Echelon were known as '39ers because we were the only ones to join up in 1939. We were sometimes known as wife beaters, debt dodgers, and one jump ahead of the police. Because our ID numbers had four figures, like my 9413, we were also known as four figure men. All New Zealanders who enlisted in England go three-figure identification numbers (under 1000), then Auckland people went from 1000 and the south got the bigger numbers. None of the 1st Echelon had anything higher than a four-figure number. Later chaps had five, six or seven figures in their numbers. We were also known as four-finger men, because we would show four fingers when meeting other soldiers. To show the four fingers we used to bend the thumb into the palm of the hand."

    Mr Bray sailed on the DUNERA, which like the SOBIESKI, a polish boat, had been diverted from India to Lyttelton to pick up troops. They met up with other boats from Wellington which included the ORION, the EMPRESS OF CANADA, the EMPRESS OF JAPAN, the ORCADES, the STRAITHAIRD, the H.M.S. SYDNEY and the H.M.S. EAGLE (an aircraft carrier). AWMM
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Matenga

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  • Rā i mate ai
  • Pakeke i te matenga
  • Wāhi Mate
  • Te momo matenga
  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
  • Ingoa o te urupā
  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
  • Pānui Matenga
  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
  • Tohutoro maumaharatanga

Ngā maumaharatanga

Maumaharatanga

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Rārangi Ingoa Whai Hōnore

Maumahara Nelson Thomas Bray mā te whakatakoto i te papi

Waiho atu he tuhinga

Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a Nelson Thomas Bray

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Ngā mātāwai

Ngā mātāwai

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  • Hononga ki waho
  • Ngā tuhinga
    • 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
      p.23 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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