condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Robert John Bown

Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece. - This image may be subject to copyright
Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert John AWMM
  • Surname
    Bown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    10729 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Pelourus Bridge, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J. Bown (father), Pelourus Bridge, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    10729 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

Contribute ›

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Robert Bown was the son of John Bown and of Isabel Bown (nee Anderson), of Pelorus Bridge, Blenheim, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    17 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

Contribute ›
  • Memorial name
    • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
    • Canvastown Memorial Hall, State Highway 6, Canvastown 7178 AWMM
    • Marlborough War Memorial, Second World War Panel AWMM

Roll of Honour

Remember Robert John Bown by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Robert John Bown

Leave a note

Contribute ›
  • His sister, Frances Annie Bown, married Robert Anderson. Their daughter, Florence Anderson, married James Maltby Twidle and these are my great-grandparents.
    Public - Gail - Other relative - 28 July 2018

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›
  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 22 AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
28 July 2018GailTaurangaOther relative
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.