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Trevor John Brandon

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Trevor John AWMM
  • Surname
    Brandon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    RNZN 8613 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 February 1944 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    RNZN 8613 AWMM
  • Military service
    None AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    HMNZS Tamaki AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1943 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Barber/Civilian AWMM
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  • 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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  • Trevor Brandon was the son of Francis Trevor and Mary Ann Brandon, of Birkenhead, Auckland.

    Enlisted October /November 1943

    T.J. Brandon died when his ship, HMS Isis, sank while patrolling between two buoys out in the channel, 15 miles or so off Port au Bessin off the coast of Normandy.

    On embarkation ordinary Seaman Brandon was part of a Anti-Aircraft gun crew.

    Mr J. Tangye who submitted Trev's details in 1999 to this database says "Trev. Brandon was my best friend. He was the finest person I have ever known."

    HMS Isis was part of the naval operations around Crete in April and May 1941 aimed at preventing a seaborne landing on Crete by the Germans. Isis was specifically engaged in the reinforcement and supply of Allied troops. The role the ship played in the events off Crete was recognised when battle honours were awarded after the war and she was listed as third of all warships and first of all the many small ships in the Admiralty Fleet Order concerned (see J.H. Spencer's Battle for Crete, p.212). The Destroyer Isis was sunk by a mine (or possibly a Neger) off the beaches of Normandy on 20 July 1944. Ten New Zealanders were lost when she sank. They are commemorated in the cathedral in Portsmouth, England and also in Arromanches, France where a wreath is laid each year. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 July 1944 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    English Channel AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Trevor Brandon was reported as missing in the New Zealand Herald dated 16 August 1944. On 5 October 1944 the paper reported that he was presumed dead. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2563836
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • McKenzie, R. (1970). And quiet now their rest. Wellington N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 5 October 1944. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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