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Herbert Arthur Brewer

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1/4 portrait of Mr Brewer of the 14th Reinforcements. Possibly Private Herbert Arthur Brewer, Reg No 14379, of the Auckland Infantry Battalion, - A Company. Killed in action in France on 7 June 1917 at the Battle of Messines. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-B139. No known copyright.

1/4 portrait of Mr Brewer of the 14th Reinforcements. Possibly Private Herbert Arthur Brewer, Reg No …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Brewer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 14379 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 March 1893 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    H.J. Brewer (father), Mokai, via Putaruru, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Messines AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14379 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Saddler AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Herbert Brewer was the son of Henry James and Elizabeth Brewer. Native of Auckland.

    New Zealand at the Front ( a magazine written and published and illustrated in France by men of the New Zealand Division) 1917 issue, page141. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    7 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope 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
    • Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM
    • All Saints Church, 284 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby Auckland 1011 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      34: 3 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

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