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Peter Greenfield Brown

Group, WW2, 3 soldiers, leaning against stone wall, Peter Greenfield centre (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Group, WW2, 3 soldiers, leaning against stone wall, Peter Greenfield centre (kindly provided by fami …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter Greenfield AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    300546 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 July 1921 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Jul 1940 AWMM Flat Point Station, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs D.I. Brown (wife), 17 Rimu Road, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    300546 AWMM
  • Military service
    1 Armoured Car Regiment (New Zealand Scottish) 1950-53 AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Service with Wellington East Coast Mounted Rifles (WECMR) January 1939-October 1942 AWMM
    • 13 OCTU October 1942-January 1943 AWMM
    • WECMR January-July 1943 AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Jul 1940 AWMM
    Age 17 AWMM
    Shepherd/Civilian AWMM
    MastertonWairarapa AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded on 18 March 1944 and admitted to 2 New Zealand General Hospital AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Treated for illness in February 1945 AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart failure AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • His first rank was Trooper. His rank on embarkation was Temporary Sergeant.

    During the war Captain Brown served in 19 Armoured Regiment as Troop Commander, Regimental Signals Officer, 2nd Captain and Squadron 2IC.

    In Divisional Protective Troop as Troop Commander.

    Post war territorial service, in the rank of Captain, with 1 Armoured Car Regiment (New Zealand Scottish) 1950-53

    Captain Brown's Efficiency Decoration was awarded posthumously, September 1993. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    7 March 1988 AWMM
    Age 66 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Whenua Tapu Cemetery and Crematorium, Porirua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Evening Post, March 1988 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 25 AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      Death Notice: Evening Post, March 1988 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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27 August 2020Terrence MurrayPukerua Bay, New ZealandChild

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