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William Brown Spence

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Portrait, William Brown Spence - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, William Brown Spence - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Brown AWMM
  • Surname
    Spence AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 8437 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 July 1925 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Victoria Street, Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs B.G. Spence (mother), Victoria Street, Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 8437 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 17 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    13 December 1941 AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Merilyn; father of David, Jo-Anne.

    Aged 17 1/2 at enlistment.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2001. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 November 2010 AWMM
    Age 85 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pukekohe Cemetery, Wellington Street, Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 27 November 2010 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
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 27 November 2010 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM

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