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Full Name: Barney Brass
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Barney
Surname: Brass
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 67610
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: Mrs M. Brass (mother), Ahipara, Kaitaia, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Ahipara, Kaitaia, New Zealand
Military District: Kaitaia
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: 28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 11
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 16
Campaigns: Italy
Last Unit Served: 28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 18 February 1944
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1944
Cemetery Name: Cassino War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference: X. E. 12.
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes:
  • Son of Mr and Mrs D Brass of Ahipara.
  • He was educated at the Ahipara Native School. Prior to sailing overseas Private Brass served with the territorial Forces for about three years.
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. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943)
  • 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
Previous Military Experience: Territorial (3 years)
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