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Monty Claude Fairbrother

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Monty Claude AWMM
  • Surname
    Fairbrother AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7192 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 September 1907 AWMM CartertonWellington AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 1939 AWMM C/o Post Office Box 61, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Post Office Box 61, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Helen Constance Fairbrother (wife), Te Kawa, Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Helen Constance Fairbrother (wife), Te Kawa, Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Brigade Major of 5 NZ Infantry Brigade, June 1942-43.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of 21 Battalion, 23 Battalion, and 28 (Maori) Battalion, April - December 1943.

    General Staff Officer grade 2 (GSO2), June 1944.

    CO of 26 Battalion, October 1944 - September 1945.

    Commandant of 2 NZ Expeditionary Force Advanced Base, September 1945.

    Associate Editor, War Histories, 1946

    Commissioned Brigadier and commanded 2 NZ Infantry Brigade, 1951-56.

    Associate Member of Army Board, 1955-60.

    Chairman of War Pensions Board, 1963. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    Feb 1997 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    MastertonWairarapa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Riverside Cemetery, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM Ex-servicemen Row A-I Plot 1 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Wairarapa Times-Age, 22 February 1997 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • My Dad bought me beautiful blue leather Sandals when he came back from the war and gave me a black special Fountain pen for my sixth birthday..He left when I was newborn so I did not know what a dad was It was magic getting blue shoes and a pen that was so grown up with a gold nib. He would also take me out to lunch sometimes at Kirkcaldies on his work days while he was writing the NEW ZEALAND WAR HISTORIES. When I wads at Boarding School he would bring me bags of apples as he was driving through masterton to go to do training his recruits at linton Camp or Waiouru.. People who always had a DADDY at home with them must develop a very different relationship with that special person. because he is part of their lives from the beginning and always. My son said to me at my Dad.s funeral I always wanted a Grandpa and it would have been nice to have a granddad like monty....oooh...HE WAS MY
    Public - Diana Helen - Direct descendant - 24 April 2016

Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 56 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 30 AWMM
    • Wairarapa Daily Times AWMM
      Death Notice: Wairarapa Times-Age, 22 February 1997 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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18 June 2016Diana -Helen FairbrotherWellingtonChild
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