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Brett William Barker


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  • Forenames
    Brett William AWMM
  • Surname
    Barker AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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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


About death

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  • Death
    13 August 1990 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Mount RuapehuManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
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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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  • 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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