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Maurice Joseph Brownlie

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 53), Page: 1 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 53), Page: 1 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Maurice Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Brownlie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 30422 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 August 1897 AWMM WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 J. Brownlie (father), Petane, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 30422 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • All Black in 1922-26, 1928

    Member of the famous All Black team known as "The Invincibles". The team was unbeaten on the 1924-25 tour of Britain, Ireland, France and North America.

    Maurice Brownlie is acknowledged as one of the greatest rugby players ever to have represented New Zealand.

    Three brothers were All Blacks: Cyril James Brownlie (9/2256), Maurice Brownlie (30422) and Jack Brownlie.

    Manuka then transfer to Morea at Sydney and Mashobra at Bombay for Suez. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    21 January 1957 AWMM
    Age 59 AWMM
    GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 28 September 2022 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Blk Sec 2 Plot 527 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 28 September 2022 - Gisborne Cemetery Reocrds
  • Obituary
    Brownlie was a member of The Invincibles during their European tour of 1924–25 gave service during both world wars. From 1915 to 1919 he served in the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade, including two and a half years in the Middle East, and reached the rank of corporal. During the Second World War he served in No. 4 Squadron, Independent Mounted Rifles, part of the Home Guard, from 1940 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 28 September 2022 -
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  • External links
  • References
    • Chester, R., McMillan, N. & Palenski, R. (2005). The encyclopedia of New Zealand rugby. Auckland, N.Z.: Hodder Moa. (4th ed.) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      53: 1 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 January 2023DeniseNapierResearcher
28 September 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
01 July 2016MatthewAuckland, NZResearcher

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