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Roland Frank Brier

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roland Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Brier AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ron AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ424967 AWMM
    • WWII 424967 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 April 1923 AWMM MangaohaeWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr Ernest Brier (father), PO, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Brier of Albany AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    World War 2/Wars AWMM
    RNZAF training in Canada WW2 AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ424967 AWMM
    • WWII 424967 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Mumps AWMM
    • Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Ernest Brier and of Voilet Maude Brier (nee Bailey) of Mt Mauganui

    He went missing whilst on a training flight and was presumed drowned.

    His two sisters have financed an engraved concrete paver as a memorial through the Brevet Club. A Garden of Memories is being created outside the Canadian Air Force Headquarters in Winnipeg.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers.

    Attended School at Wiatnaguru (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    3 June 1943 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    CanadaNorth America AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Ottawa Memorial (Commonwealth Air Force Memorial), Ontario, Canada AWMM
    • Airmen from Australia and New Zealand Memorial, Memorial Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, Albany Memorial Hall, Albany, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial paver, Winnipeg, Canada, Canadian Airforce Headquarters, Memorial Garden AWMM
    • Albany Memorial Library, Auckland AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Bo - Cl. Archives New Zealand (R17845608) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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