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Full Name: John Michael Brough
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): John Michael
Surname: Brough
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 807466
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Lorry driver
Next of Kin: Mrs M.R. Brough (wife), 81 Grove Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: 6 Harper Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Military District: Nelson
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: 28 (Maori) Battalion
Embarkation Date: 21 July 1943
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Nieuw Amsterdam
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 12
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 4
Campaigns: Italy
Last Unit Served: 28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 8 December 1943
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1943
Cemetery Name: Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference: XVI. C. 8.
Biographical Notes: Son of John Harken Brough and Lena Brough, of Nelson; husband of Margaret Rennie Brough,
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Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943)
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