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Cyril Henry Brant Robinson

Portrait, Brant Robinson taken in 1940. - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cyril Henry Brant AWMM
  • Surname
    Robinson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Robby AWMM
    • Brant AWMM
  • Service number
    4710 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 January 1918 AWMM AWMM
    Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 3 September 1939 AWMM 15 Vallance Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr C. Robinson (father), Manaia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 11 December 1939 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Crete AWMM
      Sfakia, Crete AWMM
      1 June 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Salonika, North Greece AWMM
      Crete, Greece AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Lamsdorf AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Hohenfels AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag 383, Hohenfels, Bavaria, 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 1 June 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    • Stalag VIIIB (23403) at Lamsdorf, Germany AWMM
    • 383 (2731) Hohenfels, Germany AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • On a visit to the Auckland Museum in June 2012 Mr Robinson said that the worst thing about being a POW is you don't know how long it is going to be.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999.

    Brant Robinson celebrated his 102nd Birthday on the 21st of January 2020. AWMM

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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Sources

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  • External links
    Kurt Bayer, 'The last three known Kiwi survivors of the bloody WWII Battle of Crete', New Zealand Herald, 13 May 2018.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12047503
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • 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.154 AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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