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George Thirlwell Brown

Own research - with great assistance from many sources

Area of loss

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Thirlwell AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ411364 AWMM
    • WWII 411364 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1917 Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 6 July 2020 - Research
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ411364 AWMM
    • WWII 411364 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
  • 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Presumed drowned AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George Brown was the son of Thomas John and Agnes Johnston Brown, of Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand.

    Plane suffered engine failure and all crew ditched into the sea. Three survivors were picked up by a trawler, but a further two crew were presumed drowned. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    25 Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 17 July 2018 - http://aircrewremembered.com/brown-george-thirlwell.html
  • Place of death
    North sea off East Anglia Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 17 July 2018 - http://aircrewremembered.com/brown-george-thirlwell.html
  • Cause of death
    • Accidental Death AWMM
    • Drowning? Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 17 July 2018 - http://aircrewremembered.com/brown-george-thirlwell.html
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Runnymede Memorial. Panel 117 Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 17 July 2018 - http://aircrewremembered.com/brown-george-thirlwell.html
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of George Thirlwell Brown

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  • Please follow the link to the page on his loss - an incredible story which leads to many other New Zealand aircrew who gave their lives - a huge contribution by such a small nation. We owe you a great deal.
    Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 17 July 2018

Sources

Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 July 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
17 July 2018KelvinNorfolk, EnglaandResearcher
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