Topic: Brian Charles Hamilton (1919-1941)

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Former Tauranga District High School student Brian Charles Hamilton was killed on air operations in 1941.

Brian Charles Hamilton (1919-1941)Brian Charles Hamilton was born on 20 April 1919. He attended Tauranga District High School.

He was in the cadets and worked as a banking clerk.

Brian was posted to the UK on 14 September 1940, where he did naval aviation training and attended a signal school. He became a Leading Aircraftman with a record of excellence.

He was killed whilst on a reconnaisance exercise. His official date of death was 25 August 1941, aged 22. He is buried in the Military Cemetery, Port of Spain, St James, Trinidad, West Indies.

Brian is remembered in Tauranga's Memorial Grove, two rows of totara trees located on Fifteenth Avenue which stand as a memorial to 41 former Tauranga District High School students killed during World War II (1939-1945).

 

Sources:

Cenotaph Database

Reunion leads to hunt for war dead - research by Betty Eaton-Woodcock (Bay of Plenty Times, 25 April 2011, pp. 10-11).

 

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Brian Charles Hamilton (1919-1941)


Year:1941
Note:Service Number: 84602
First Names:Brian Charles
Last Name:Hamilton
Date of Birth:20 April 1919
Place of Birth:Christchurch
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:25 August 1941
Place of death:Trinidad
Place of burial:Military Cemetery, Port of Spain, St James, Trinidad, West Indies
Occupation:Clerk, National Bank, Christchurch
Fathers name:Leonard Claude Luxmoore Hamilton
Mothers name:Mary Ellen Taylor Hamilton
Military Service:World War II (1939-1945)