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Ralph Bray

Ralph and his wife Flora after the war.

Ralph and Flora Bray

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ralph AWMM
  • Surname
    Bray AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    29649 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    9 November 1915 Public - Ross - Other Relative - 7 August 2015 - B D M Records
  • Place of birth
    Cleethorpes, Lincshire, England. Public - Ross - Other Relative - 7 August 2015 - B D M Records.
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Box 161, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.E. Bray (mother), 49 Lichfield Road, Grimsby, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      22 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2
      Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
    • WW2 POW - PG 57, Gruppignano, Udine, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Italy, Europe Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 128592 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Flora; father of Anne, Ralph, Roberta, Moira, and Patrick AWMM
    • Ralph or Granddad Bray as I knew him was a hardworking man. Most of my memories of him are set in his garden where we grew fruit, veggies and flowers. He was always giving us tips on how to grow different plants and offering us cuttings and seedlings so we could grow our own at home. I especially remember his beautiful roses, I used to walk around those gardens as a kid imagining what my gardens would look like someday.
      Relph celebrated his 92nd Birthday in Waikato Hospital and sadly passed away a few short day later on the 21st November 2007 in Hospital. He was survived by his wife Flora, his five children and his many, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren Public - Samantha Louise - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017 - personal account/ knowledge
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 November 2007 AWMM
    Age 92 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 21 November 2007

    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 23 November 2007 AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 53 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 21 November 2007 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 23 November 2007 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
01 January 2017Samantha LouiseHamilton, New ZealandDirect descendant
28 December 2015SamanthaHamiltonDirect descendant
07 August 2015RossBulls NZOther Relative

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