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Roderick Chipperfield Brown

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Portrait, WW2, as a Private (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roderick Chipperfield AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Brownie AWMM
  • Service number
    31259 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 October 1911 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 25 January 1940 AWMM 161 Khyber Pass Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Lucy Brown (mother), 161 Khyber Pass Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • British Empire Medal (BEM) AWMM
      From his commendation “Sergeant Brown was in charge of the orderlies of the Second New Zealand Surgical Team as from 26th Sep 1942 to 4th March 1943 and afterwards. He was outstanding as the assistant at all surgical operations, but also displayed organising ability and an enthusiastic desire to achieve the highest standard of treatment and comfort for the casualties. He cheerfully worked long hours and stress and strain, particularly at El Alamein [Egypt] and at Nofilia [Libya], and supervised the holding and nursing of patients, a fatiguing though welcomed service in excess of the prescribed duties of the team" AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Africa Star (8th Army clasp) AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 25 January 1940 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Hospital Orderly/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 5.75 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to a camp hospital in Egypt for a week in 1941 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted 26 April 1941, marched out 2 May 1941 AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Brown came back to New Zealand on leave and married Peggy Dent in 1944. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 November 1992 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Ashes. Block E Row 56 Plot 092 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium records
    http://www.purewa.co.nz/search.asp
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 26 AWMM
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