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Roland Henry Browne

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roland Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Browne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ413811 AWMM
    • WWII 413811 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 March 1905 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Annie M. Browne (wife), 104 St Stephen's Avenue, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ413811 AWMM
    • WWII 413811 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

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Roy and Annie Browne

    Attended King's College from 1924-28 where he was a member of Town House, a school prefect member of the Rugby XV, Cricket XI and the Steeplechase winner. He was a Chartered Accountant of A.J. Grierson and Browne and a member of the Auckland Club, and Auckland Golf Club.

    He trained in Florida on Torpedo bomber aircraft.

    He was killed when the aircraft he was piloting crashed into a building at Pouawa, 15 miles north of Gisborne.

    Roland Browne's named appeared in the casualty list in the New Zealand Herald on 13 November 1943. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 November 1943 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    PouawaGisborne AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block G, Row 9, Grave 11. AWMM
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  • 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

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Sources

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