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William Walter D'Arcy Brain

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Walter D'Arcy AWMM
  • Surname
    Brain AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Walter Public - Carol - Other Relative - 10 May 2015 - Family Papers
  • Service number
    • NZ42365 AWMM
    • WWII 42365 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 September 1918 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    5th September 1918 Public - Carol - Other Relative - 10 May 2015 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Port Chalmers, New Zealand Public - Carol - Other Relative - 10 May 2015 - Family Papers
  • Birth notes
    Fourth Child of Eunice & Cornelius (Neil) Brain Public - Carol - Other Relative - 10 May 2015 - Family Papers
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. C. D. Brain , Oamaru AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidentally killed on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Cornelius D'Arcy Brain and Eunice Brain (nee Thompson) of Oamaru, Otago.

      Attended Waitaki Boys High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)) AWMM
    • Brother of Thomas Edward D'Arcy Brain Public - Rachel Louise - Other Relative - 20 April 2015 - Family Papers
    • Brother of:

      Twins Cornelius (Cornie) John D'Arcy Brain and Jospeh (Joe) Thompson D'Arcy Brain DOB 2nd June 1915

      Florence (Flossie) Eunice D'Arcy Brain DOB 20th July 1916

      Kate (Kitty) Elizabeth D'Arcy Brain DOB 1923

      Thomas (Ted) Edward D'Arcy Brain DOB 12th January 1929 Public - Carol - Other Relative - 10 May 2015 - Family Papers
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 November 1944 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England AWMM 8. AA. 16. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Waitaki Boys' High School Roll of Honour WWII 1939-45 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • June Brain (7 months old today) lays a poppy in remembrance of her great uncle.
    Public - Nicky - Other relative - 25 April 2020
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  • Always remembered by his family
    Public - Carol - Other relative - 25 April 2017
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  • I learnt about my great uncle today.
    Public - Rico - Other relative - 25 April 2016
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  • Your family remebers.
    Public - Geoff - Other relative - 25 April 2016
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  • All the beautiful stars of the sky, The silver doves of the forest of the night, Over the dull earth swarm and fly, Companions of our flight. We will rush ever on without fear: let the goal be far, the flight be fleet! Fore we carry the heavens with us, dear, While the Earth slips from our feet! (J Thomson)
    Public - Carol - Other Relative - 10 May 2015
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  • He will live in our hearts forever. He made the ultimate sacrifice for our family and New Zealand.
    Public - Kathryn - Other Relative - 29 April 2015
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  • Remembered by his family
    Public - Helen - Other Relative - 29 April 2015
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  • Missed by all and not forgotten.
    Public - Geoff - Other Relative - 29 April 2015
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  • Gone but not forgotten.
    Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
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  • Thank You Great Great Uncle
    Public - Bronwyn - Other Relative - 22 April 2015
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  • Rest In Peace.
    Public - Rachel Louise - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Bo - Cl. Archives New Zealand (R17845608) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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25 April 2020NickyChristchurch, New Zealand Other relative
22 September 2019KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
25 April 2017CarolAucklandOther relative
25 April 2016RicoNew Zealand Other relative
25 April 2016GeoffNew ZealandOther relative

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