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Donald Gilmour Brash

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Portrait, Donald Gilmour Brash - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Donald Gilmour Brash - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Gilmour AWMM
  • Surname
    Brash AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    23899 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 November 1916 AWMM New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 21 February 1940 AWMM 24 Ferryhill Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.G. Brash (mother), 24 Ferryhill Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 April 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    23899 AWMM
  • Military service
    Secondary School Cadets AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 21 February 1940 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Audit Clerk/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      El Mreir, Egypt AWMM
      22 July 1942 AWMM
      Attack at the El Mreir Depression during the First Battle of El Alamein AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 75 Bari, Italy AWMM
      Aug 1942-Oct 1942 AWMM
    • WW2
      AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 47 Modena, Italy AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Oflag VA, Weinsberg Germany AWMM
      Oct 1943-Apr 1945 AWMM
    • WW2
      22 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Oflag 5A, Weinberg (Wurtemburg), Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 29 April 1945 AWMM Liberated by the Americans AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    2288 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Height, Unknown Period AWMM
    6 foot AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Jo

    Married in 1948; he had 2 sons and 1 daughter

    Two sons, brothers Donald Gilmour Brash (23899) and Eric Roberts Brash (36632) served in WW2.

    Embarked for overseas service as a 2nd Lieutenant

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2001 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 July 2012 AWMM
    Age 95 AWMM
    OakuraTaranaki AWMM
  • 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, 10 July and 1 August 2012 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
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • 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 39 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: 10 July and 1 August 2012 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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