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Fl/Lt. Ralph Osbourne Brown NZ/424421 RNZAF

Born on the 09th September 1919. Passed away 28th May 2019, just 99 years old.

Fl/Lt. Ralph Brown, enlisted on the 02nd May 1942 as a pilot with the RNZAF, trained in Canada and United Kingdom.

Served from the the 31st October 1942 until the 21st December 1945 on operations. Released at the end of hostilities on the 09th March 1946. Commissioned into general reserve on the 06th October 1950 until he retired on the 09th September 1974 with service number 133003.

Awarded the 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45 and the New Zealand War Service Medal.

Formerly of Dayman Way The Wood and Maori Hill Dunedin at Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village. Loved husband of the late Jean (67 years). Loved father and father-in-law of Derek (deceased), Gered and the late Ray (Wellington), Delwyn (Sydney), and grandfather of Nathaniel and Georgia, Sam and Di; Katie and Yanos, Jemima and Sam, and Jacqueline Bartlett. Great-grandfather of Zoe, Ada, Mia, Arlo, Luca, and Odette.

The Funeral Service for Ralph was held at Beachside Function Centre, 70 Beach Road, Tahunanui, Nelson, on Friday, May 31, at 11.00 hrs.

Information courtesy, Brian Ramsay of Medal Reunited New Zealand, Jenifer Lemaire of New Zealand, the New Zealand Defence Force Personnel Archives and Tim Newman of stuff.co.nz.


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