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Brian Purdy Higginson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Brian Purdy AWMM
  • Surname
    Higginson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ415760 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1921 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • 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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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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Brian Higginson was the son of John Samuel & Elsie Mary Higginson (nee Purdy) of Auckland

    Attended Mangere East Primary and Otahuhu Technical High School (1932-38). AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    27 September 1943 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hanover War Cemetery, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany AWMM 6 F 6 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • In memory of Brian Higginson who was navigator in the Hodson crew. He and his crew are forever in my thoughts. The free world owe the people of New Zealand their undying gratitude. DRW (nephew of Dugald Wood wireless operator in the Hodson crew).
    Public - Douglas - 14 May 2017

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Mangere Historical Society: This record was kindly researched by the Mangere Historical Society. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM

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