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William Grierson Smith Brown

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Grovetown War Memorial exterior. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017.

Grovetown War Memorial exterior. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017.

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Grierson Smith AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    13222 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 March 1905 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    13222 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940-1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.59 Platelayer (N.Z.R.) 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.59
    BlenheimMarlborough 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.59
  • 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Brown was the son of William Brown and of Janet Brown (nee Innes). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 July 1942 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
    • Grovetown War Memorial, Grovetown AWMM
    • Marlborough War Memorial, Second World War Panel 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/2119942
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • 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
      p.59 AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 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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