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Full Name
Richard Waller Brookman
Rank Last Held
Sergeant
Forename(s)
Richard Waller
Surname
Brookman
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
NZ40186
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
24 November 1912
Place of Birth
Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand
Occupation before Enlistment
Commercial Traveller
Enlistment Date
September 1939
Age on Enlistment
27
Military District
New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
Royal New Zealand Air Force
Embarkation Date
6 June 1940
Place of Embarkation
Auckland, New Zealand
Vessel
Rangitata
Destination
United Kingdom
Other Units
  • Attached RAF
  • 17 Operational Training Unit
  • 106 Squadron
Campaigns
  • Europe
  • Battle of Britain
Military Awards
1939-45 Star (Battle of Britain clasp)
Last Unit Served
RoyalNew Zealand Air Force, 235 Squadron, RAF
Place of Death
Crashed into the sea off Denmark
Date of Death
22 February 1941
Age at Death
28
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Killed on air operations
Memorial Name
Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom
Memorial Reference
Panel 63
Biographical Notes
  • Son of Harold and Margaret Brookman, of Epsom, Auckland
  • Coastal Command
  • Lost his life in the Battle of Britain
Description of Image
Portrait, Weekly News
Additional Information
  • Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981).
  • The Battle of Britain: 10 July - 31 October 1940
Further References
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland, The Author.
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