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Thomas Eric Brand

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Eric AWMM
  • Surname
    Brand AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ 8612 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • 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
    NZ 8612 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
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1943 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM CliveHawkes Bay 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He was the son of Thomas Dempster Brand and Maud Amelia Brand, of Clive, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

    Enlisted October/November 1943

    On embarkation Ordinary Seaman Brand's occupation was that of a 4.7 gun crew

    T.E. Brand died when his ship HMS Isis sank off the coast of Normandy.

    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 19 AWMM
    English Channel AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Portland Royal Naval Cemetery, Dorset, England AWMM Church of England portion, Grave 758 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Thomas Brand was reported as having lost his life as a result of enemy action in the New Zealand Herald dated 16 August 1944. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Portsmouth Cathedral AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • McKenzie, R. (1970). And quiet now their rest. Wellington N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Thomas Brand was reported as having lost his life as a result of enemy action in the New Zealand Herald dated 16 August 1944. AWMM
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