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Daniel Harrington Bretherton

Headstone of Cpl Daniel Harrington BRETHERTON 8239. Andersons Bay RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, Block 17SC, Plot 16. Image kindly provided by Allan Steel CC-BY 4.0.

Headstone of Cpl Daniel Harrington BRETHERTON 8239. Andersons Bay RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Daniel Harrington AWMM
  • Surname
    Bretherton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    8239 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    7 May, 1917 Public - Catherine Faye - Child - 27 March 2018 - Family records
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Lowburn Ferry, Central Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Grocer Public - Catherine Faye - Child - 27 March 2018 - Family records
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr D. Bretherton (father), Lowburn Ferry, Central Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    8239 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    AlexandraOtago 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 October 1987 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
    Age 70 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Andersons Bay RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 17SC, Plot 16 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Died, Dunedin 22 October, 1987
    Buried Anderson's Bay Soldiers Cemetery, Dunedin
    Public - Catherine Faye - Child - 27 March 2018
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 24 AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) AWMM

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27 March 2018Catherine Faye Dunedin, NZChild

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