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Albert Leonard Brittain

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert Leonard AWMM
  • Surname
    Brittain AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ4216027 AWMM
    • WWII 4216027 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 June 1921 RNZAF Biographies (R17845608) RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. S. Brittain AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ4216027 AWMM
    • WWII 4216027 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidentally killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Albert Brittain was the son of Frederick William Brittain and of Sarah Brittain (nee Foley), of Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.

      Attended Seddon Memorial Techinical College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)) AWMM
    • Albert Leonard Brittain (Len) was born in 1922 and was the youngest son in a family of 6 children. The family lived in Archibald Rd, West Auckland. He is the first cousin of Clarence Victor Tarlin (1897-1917) who died of wounds in France during the First World War at the age of 19 and who is also remembered on this website. Len's older brother Clarence Victor Brittain (1918-1990) was named in memory of his cousin Clarence Victor Tarlin who was the son of Frederick William Brittain's younger sister Clara Brittain Tarlin Jacobsen(1879-1950). Public - Anne - Other Relative - 6 August 2015 - NZ Births deaths and Marriages, NZ Cemetery Records (via ancestry.com. Family memory.
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 February 1944 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Prot. Soldiers Area E, Row 3A, Grave 35. AWMM
  • 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
    • New Lynn RSA, 2 Veronica Street, New Lynn 0600 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. 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
    • 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

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
06 August 2015AnneNelsonOther Relative

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