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Ronald Rennie Brown

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Postcard (undated)

"At Helwan(?)

Dear Bob and Rae,
Just a few lines to let you know that I am safe and well after my trip through Greece. Received your letter and Rae's hoping your are all well will be writing as soon as possible give my regards to all at the Pub.
Ron"

Addressees "Bob and Rae" are Pvte Brown's brother Robert Burns Brown and his wife Rachael.

34174 Pvte Ronald Rennie BROWN

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ronald Rennie AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    34174 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 September 1909 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 9 Albert Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Ross (mother), Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    34174 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John Robert and Annie Brown, of Palmerston North AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa 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

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  • Memorial name
    Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2119936
    Sources Used
  • 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 59 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 January 2021RennyHaslemere, Surrey, UKOther relative
06 January 2021Renny Ronald JamesHaslemere, Surrey, UKOther relative

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