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Full Name
John Rawhiti Brown
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
John Rawhiti
Surname
Brown
Also Known As
Bunny
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
25821
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Stockman
Next of Kin
Mr H. Brown (father), Welcome Bay, Tauranga, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Welcome Bay, Tauranga, New Zealand
Military District
Tauranga
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 58
Campaigns
Greece
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Greece
Date of Death
24 April 1941
Age at Death
27
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
  • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Memorial Reference
Face 13.
Biographical Notes
John Brown was the son of Harry Brown and of Nora Brown (nee Jones), of Te Karaka, Auckland, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in the Domain, Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece.
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
Additional Information
Next of kin listed in the Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 as Mr H. Brown, Welcome Bay, Tauranga
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman.
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