Also known as
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM 7 Henley Street, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mr A. Bracegirdle (father), 7 Henley Street, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Medals and Awards
- Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
DSO: NZ Gazette, 21 September 1944. Citation: "He has served with distinction in the campaign of the Western Desert, Libya, Egypt to Tunisia and has at all times displayed the greatest devotion to duty, giving his utmost, day and night, making his work of a very high order. His duties for the last twenty months as Senior Supply Officer have been carried out excellently many times under very adverse conditions - bad weather - enemy action interfering with the line of communication and difficulties of the retreat and pursuit. He is cool and collected under fire concentrating entirely on the problem in hand without thought of self. His continued devotion to duty has contributed largely to the success of the operations of the New Zealand Division and New Zealand Corps." AWMM
- 1939-1945 Star AWMM
- Africa Star (8th Army clasp) AWMM
- Defence Medal AWMM
- War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf AWMM
- New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM
- Efficiency Decoration (ED) AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
Senior Supply Officer of 2 NZ Division, 1942-43.
Second-in-command (2 i/c) of HQ NZ Army Service Corps, November 1943 - June 1945.
Promoted to Major with 1 Division Transport Co, 1 December 1948.
Transferred to Reserve of Officers (R of O) as Lt Colonel, 1 March 1951.
Retired 1 January 1958. AWMM
Roll of Honour
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- Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
- Timaru Herald AWMM
Timaru Herald, 19 May 1995 AWMM
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