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Alexander William Brewster

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Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander William AWMM
  • Surname
    Brewster AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    50236 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 August 1916 AWMM LumsdenSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 23 September 1914 AWMM 9 Conway Street, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Alexander George Brewster (father), 9 Conway Street, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    50236 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 23 September 1941 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Grocer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 6 inches AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 24 October 1942 AWMM Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Rosemary Brewster AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 August 1990 AWMM
    Age 74 AWMM
    OamaruOtago AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Oamaru Lawn Cemetery, Roxby Street, Oamaru, Waitaki District, New Zealand AWMM Block 515 Plot 26 AWMM
  • 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
    Waitaki District Council (Oamaru) cemetery records
    http://www.waitaki.govt.nz/services/SitePages/CemeteriesSearch.aspx
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 8 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1942 to 30th June, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 8: WW2 7 AWMM

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