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Full Name
Harry Brown
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Harry
Surname
Brown
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
62711
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Truck driver
Next of Kin
Mr G.W. Mahunga (uncle), R.D., Pataua, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
R.D., Pataua, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand
Military District
Whangarei
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Embarkation Date
1941
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 44
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
4 September 1942
Age at Death
22
Year of Death
1942
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
I. D. 4.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Harry Brown was the son of Mr and Mrs W G Mahanga, Pataua.
Description of Image
Portrait, Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, Returned Services Association.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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