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Albert Leonard Brittain

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  • 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
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


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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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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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    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. 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 Family memory.
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About death

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  • Death
    21 February 1944 AWMM
    Age 23 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
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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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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06 August 2015AnneNelsonOther Relative
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