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Walter Basil Brough

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Group photo, Walter Brough, 2nd row, 4th from left, in Radar Unit 57, 62 Squadron, on Rendova Island in 1944. On the back of the photograph is written: LAC WIRELESS OPERATOR RNZAF; WB BROUGH 43611. 4TH FROM LEFT SECOND ROW; comunication [sic] for Radar Unit - This image may be subject to copyright

Group photo, Walter Brough, 2nd row, 4th from left, in Radar Unit 57, 62 Squadron, on Rendova Island …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Basil AWMM
  • Surname
    Brough AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kapai AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ43611 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 January 1902 AWMM AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 26 June 1941 AWMM 60 Lloyd Avenue East, Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Hilda Brough (wife), 60 Lloyd Avenue East, Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 March 1944 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 2 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ43611 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 26 June 1941 AWMM
    Age 39 AWMM
    Mercer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 7 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He had one son. Ernest (b. ca 1932) and a daughter (b. ca 1940).

    Walter Brough was a railway signalman at the age of fifteen. His knowledge of Morse code was used in the war effort. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 June 1999 AWMM
    Age 97 AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hillsborough Cemetery, Hillsborough Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block B, Area 11, Plot 620 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 7 June 1999 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Ross, J. (1955). Royal New Zealand Air Force. Wellington, Dept .of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2AirF.html
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 7 June 1999 AWMM
    • Hillsborough Cemetery, Hillsborough Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
      Cemetery register no. 6574 AWMM

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