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Marian Jean Barrowman

Portrait, seated at a desk in the office (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, seated at a desk in the office (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Marian Jean AWMM
  • Surname
    Barrowman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bridger AWMM
  • Service number
    W2462 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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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 Secretary/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Bronchopneumonia, dementia, heart failure AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • She was briefly married to an American Marine, E.J. Diet, which ended in divorce. They had a daughter named Suzanne. They did not go to the USA after the war.

    She married Pat Bridger after the war. They had a daughter, Trudy.

    During the war Jean worked as staff officer for supplies in Air Headquarters.

    She watched her brother William Barrowman (6416) march up Lambton Quay, Wellington when he returned with the 2nd Echelon from Egypt.

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information provided by family AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    27 May 2004 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    RemueraAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium records
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Mackenzie, B. (1982). The WAAF book : a scrapbook of wartime memories. Christchurch, N.Z.: Whitcoulls Publishers. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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