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Full Name: Lynden Willoughby Brassey
Rank Last Held: Lance Corporal
Forename(s): Lynden Willoughby
Surname: Brassey
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 25039
Gender: Male
First Known Rank:
  • Private
  • Private
Occupation before Enlistment:
  • Poultry farmer
  • Poultry farmer
Next of Kin:
  • Mrs D.V. Brassey mother), Bleakhouse Road, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mrs D.V. Brassey mother), Bleakhouse Road, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status:
  • Single
  • Single
Enlistment Address:
  • Bleakhouse Road, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Bleakhouse Road, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit:
  • Headquarters, 29 Battalion
  • New Zealand Infantry Brigade
Nominal Roll Number:
  • WW2 3
  • WW2 5
Page on Nominal Roll:
  • WW2 53
  • WW2 28
Campaigns: Italy
Last Unit Served: 20 Armoured Regiment
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 23 March 1944
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1944
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Cassino War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference: X. C. 6.
Memorial Name:
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Memorial roll, St Paul's Church, 25 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Roll of Honour, Dilworth School, 2 Erin Street, Epsom, Auckland
  • Howick and Pakuranga War Memorial, Stockade Hill, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
Biographical Notes: Son of Mrs D.V. Brassey, Herald Island, Auckland, New Zealand
Description of Image:
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Roll of Honour, portraits, Dilworth School, Epsom, Auckland
  • Memorial roll, St Paul's Church, (photo John Halpin November 2011)
  • St Paul's Church, (photo John Halpin November 2011)
  • Howick & Pakuranga War Memorial, WW1 and WW2 (photo J. Halpin August 2013)
  • View, Howick & Pakuranga War Memorial (photo J. Halpin August 2013)
  • Dedication plaque, War Memorial seat, Stockade Hill, Howick (photo J. Halpin August 2013)
  • View, War Memorial seat, Stockade Hill, Howick (photo J. Halpin August 2013)
Further References:
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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