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Brian Matauru Poananga

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Photograph of 'Three officers from 'A' Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), share a bottle of beer in a reserve area. The soldiers are (left to right): Captain Brian Poananga, a New Zealander serving with the battalion; 3/40105 Lieutenant Gilmer John (Gil) Lucas MC; 3/395 Major Jeffrey James (Jim) Shelton MC, the company commander.' Australian War Memorial, P02208.035. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Photograph of 'Three officers from 'A' Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Brian Matauru AWMM
  • Surname
    Poananga AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Little Po AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 824356 AWMM
    • Vietnam 30251 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 December 1924 AWMM Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 27 April 1905 AWMM 2 Durham Crescent, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs A. Poananga (mother), 514 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    British Commonwealth Occupational Force, Japan AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 824356 AWMM
    • Vietnam 30251 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    • Lieutenant Colonel (Commanding Officer) 1 RNZIR May65/Oct65 Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo) Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 6 February 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals
    • Lieutenant Colonel (Commanding Officer) 1 RNZIR May66/Oct66 Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo) Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 6 February 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals (corrected)
    • Lieutenant Colonel (Commanding Officer) 1 RNZIR Nov65/Nov67 Terendak Malaysia (28 Commonwealth Brig) Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 6 February 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Royal Military College, Duntroon AWMM
    • Staff College, Camberley AWMM
    • Royal College of Defence Studies, London AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1944 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Civil servant/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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Doreen Mary Porter they married on 28 May 1949.

    Younger brother of Bruce Tikitiki-o-Rangi Poananga 824110.

    Attended Palmerston North Boys' High School.

    CO 1 RNZIR from 1965-1967. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 September 1995 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
    TaupoTaupo AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Evening Post, 7 September 1995 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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Contributors

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06 February 2020RoscoeAotearoaResearcher
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