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Roy Leonard Bray

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Mr Bray in uniform - This image may be subject to copyright

Mr Bray in uniform - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roy Leonard AWMM
  • Surname
    Bray AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    4300 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 February 1918 AWMM AWMM
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 3 October 1939 AWMM 69 Ira Street, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs O Bray (mother), 69 Ira Street, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Western Desert AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    4300 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
    WW2 3 October 1939 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Motor Mechanic/Military AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Germany AWMM
      Crete, Greece AWMM
      May 1941-1945 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 23250 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Anxiety neurosis with colitis and peptic ulcer AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Right cerebrovascular infarction and hypertension AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • POW captured around May/June 1941

    5 January 1940. The First Echelon of 2 NZEF (354 officers and 6175 other ranks) embarked for the Middle East in Empress of Canada, Strathaird, Orion and Rangitata at Wellington, and in Dunera and Sobieski at Lyttelton.After crossing the Tasman Sea the convoy was joined by the Australian transports Empress of Japan, Orcades, Otranto, Orford, and Strathnaver.The naval escorts comprised: between Wellington and Sydney, HMAS Canberra, HMAS Australia, HMS Ramillies and HMS Leander: Sydney-Fremantle, Canberra, Australia and Ramillies: Fremantle-Colombo, Ramillies, HMS Kent and the French cruiser Suffren: Colombo-Aden-Port Tewfik, Ramillies, HMS Sussex, HMAS Hobart, HMS Westcott and HMS Eagle. The convoy reached Fremantle on 20 January, Colombo on 30 January and Port Tewfik on 12 February. From 'CHRONOLOGY New Zealand in the War 1939-1946' Compiled by R Kay, 1968 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 May 1989 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Marsden Valley Cemetery, Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM Nelson Servicemen's Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Nelson Evening Post 15 May 1989 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • McGill, D. (1987). P.O.W. : the untold stories of New Zealanders as prisoners of war. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: Mills Publications. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 23 AWMM
    • Nelson Evening Mail AWMM
      Nelson Evening Post 15 May 1989 AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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