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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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