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Bryan Steel Page

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Bryan Steel Page portrait - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bryan Steel AWMM
  • Surname
    Page AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    RNZN 6987 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 March 1924 AWMM TakakaTasman AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Pacific AWMM
    • 07 Aug 1942-9 February 1943 Guadalcanal AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    RNZN 6987 AWMM
  • Military service
    New Zealand Army, 6 months, prior to joining the Navy AWMM
  • 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
    WW2 13 April 1943 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
  • 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Subarachnoid Haemorrhage AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The battles for Guadalcanal in 1942 between the American and Japanese navies was the start of the most ferocious campaign in history.The Americans entered this campaign with inaccurate maps and some, including Major-General Alexander Vanegrift who was in command, not knowing where the Solomon Islands were.However they acquired skills which were to prove essential to later victories in the Pacific. It was a difficult campaign due to multiple factors such as the isolation, heat, dense jungle, lack of basic infra-structure and the great distances between base and supplies, and the front line. Though largely a US naval and military struggle, New Zealand's contribution was important.New Zealand was involved in the battle as it was imperative that the Japanese advance on the Pacific be stopped or they would have reached New Zealand.New Zealand's main contribution was in the form of the 3 NZ Division.The Forward Maintenance Centre (advanced base) was joined by the 14 Brigade on 27 August 1943, Divisional troops amd units on 2 September and the 8 Brigade on 14 September 1943.New Zealand troops were involved in a number of battles was they moved up the Solomon's gaining control of islands as they went.The 14 Brigade and HQ 3 Division landed on Vella Lavella on 18 September 1943,and on Green (Nissan) Island on 15 February 1944, and the 8 Brigade landed on Mono Island on 27 October 1943. The capture of Mono Island would provide a radar site to cover the Bougainville landings and its harbour was ideal as a staging area for ships during the invasion. At no time did all of New Zealand 3 Division fight together due to the cross over of the battles. Other New Zealand troops were also involved, such as the NZ Engineers in road and airstrip contruction (on the very under developed islands, especially Guadalcanal), as well as support from the signals and medical corps and transport and air support. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 July 1992 AWMM
    Age 68 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Papakura Public Cemetery, Great South Road and Settlement Road, Papakura, New Zealand AWMM Wall A B2 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    16 July 1992 - New Zealand Herald AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      16 July 1992 - New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Papakura Public Cemetery, Great South Road and Settlement Road, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
      Cemetery register no. 7382 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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