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Brian Carlyon Sydney Pepper

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Portrait, Brian Pepper - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Brian Carlyon Sydney AWMM
  • Surname
    Pepper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12035 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 September 1916 AWMM WaipawaHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 25 January 1940 AWMM Chambers Road, Havelock North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr S.C. Pepper (father), Chambers Road, Havelock North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 11 November 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Basic and Corps training at Burnham Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 25 January 1940 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Classification, Unknown Period AWMM
      A1 AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Malignant melanoma AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Sydney Charles and Kathleen Helen Pepper, of Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Sister of Lorna and Noreen

    Five sons served in WW2 and Jayforce. Two Terence Barnes Pepper (NZ 405318) and and Douglas Reid Pepper (NZ425591) were killed off the coast of France, three Richard Lindsay Pepper (635329) and Brian Sydney Carlyon Pepper , Nolan Pepper (657063) survived.

    Brian went to primary school at Waipawa and Pukehou Primary schools, in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand and later attended secondary school at Te Aute College.

    After military training at Burnham Camp he was posted to Fiji to assist in the establishment of a Military Hospital. In August 1941 he was returned to Waiouru Camp, New Zealand. In December 1942 Brian Pepper was posted to New Caledonia and assigned to 3 Division until August 1944 when he was returned home for a month. He was then sent to the United Kingdom where he was engaged in Prisoner of War repatriation duties. Late in February 1946 he returned to New Zealand and was discharged on 3 March 1946.

    After training as a Minister, he was assigned as a Minister of Religion to Australia.

    Based on information supplied by his brother Richard Pepper in March 1999 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    29 November 1995 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
    Gawler EastSouth Australia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Smithfield Memorial Park Cemetery, South Australia AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 374 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls B-force 8th infantry brigade group [New Zealand Military Forces - "B" Force - Embarkation Roll]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1421 (R22440171) AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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