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Geoffrey McPherson Brown

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Geoffrey McPherson AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12/43 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 August 1894 AWMM WhangaretaWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Schoolhouse, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    T.H. Brown (father), Schoolmaster, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/43 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 16 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 17 AWMM
    School teacher/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Francis Hamilton Brown and Emily Brown (nee Beetham) of School House, Takapuna, Auckland.

    Brother of Arthur Noel Brown (26784) kia; brother in law of John Thomas Mervyn Brewster (12/4142) and uncle of Geoffrey Albert Brewster (1814)

    Attended Auckland Grammar School. Had served as a cadet with the Auckland Grammar School till he left school

    Attested at Epsom Camp on 7 September 1914

    Disembarked at Alexandria on No 12 transport on 3 December 1914 after spending 64 days at sea.

    Victory medal, British war medal and 1914/15 Star were passed to Frank (Francis) Brown (father) in 1923, who was living at Dawson Street, Hamilton AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1915. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Twelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial street name: Brown Street, Takapuna, Auckland AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, St Peter's Anglican Church, 11 Killarney Street, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
    • Observer AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 84 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      1915, Second term. p.16. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      1917, Third term. p.23. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obituary: 1915. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM