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Brett William Barker

Identity

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  • Forenames
    Brett William AWMM
  • Surname
    Barker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
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  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Thirteen men, 2 instructors and 11 military personnel on an army alpine training course on Mt Ruapehu were caught by a blizzard. Two men trekked for 11 hours to raise the alarm. Six died on 13 August 1990 and only seven survived.

    Family planted a totara tree in remembrance near a memorial plaque. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 August 1990 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Mount RuapehuManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre, Whakapapa Village, State Highway 48, Mount Ruapehu, Memorial plaque and totara tree AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Dominion Post AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
      Watson, M. (2010, 13 August). Families unite again to recall Mt Ruapehu tragedy. Dominion Post, A3. Includes photographs AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
      Watson, M. (2010, 14 August). I have been given a second life. Dominion Post, A4. Includes photographs AWMM
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