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John Atkinson Brown

Portrait, originally in a presentation folder, photographed by Boyes Kingston, Canada (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, originally in a presentation folder, photographed by Boyes Kingston, Canada (kindly provid …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Atkinson AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    T124 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Brown was the son of George and Jane Brown of Carterton. His brother George (NZ413374) also died on active service.

    Crashed in Bristol Channel

    The CWGC register incorrectly records Brown's ship as HMS Drake. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    10 August 1943 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Bristol Channel AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery, Gloucestershire, England AWMM Sec. TTT. Grave 954 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • My daughter Karen lives next to Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol. There is a small CWGC plot mostly servicemen who died in the nearby wartime hospital. Amongst these is John's memorial. He died when his plane crashed into the sea in the Bristol Channel.
    I am a Welshman but lived in NZ for a number of years but not near Carterton. On Remembrance Day and Anzac Day we place a poppy next to the stone.
    So far we haven't traced any descendants but will contact Carterton library and RSA.
    Public - Richard - 2 December 2019



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
      Allison, D. (2009). p. 145 includes the portrait published in the Weekly News AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Allison, D., Richards, R., & Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. (2009). Flying navy : the story of new zealanders who flew in the fleet air arm in world war i and world war ii and the roll of honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland [N.Z.] : Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
    • Atkinson, N. (2005). Hell or high water : New Zealand merchant seafarers remember the war. HarperCollins in association with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM


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