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Brewer, William Lewis

Date of birth:
November 19th, 1907 (Christchurch/Canterbury, New Zealand)
Date of death:
October 13th, 1989 (Tauranga/Bay of Plenty, New Zealand)
Service number:
NZ674
Nationality:
New Zealander (1907-1947, Dominion UK)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist
Unit:
H.M.S Achilles (70), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1940
Citation:
"whose training and organisation of the W/T department successfully withstood the supreme test of battle. His coolness and ability, when under fire, in repairing damage to W/T equipment, on the upper deck and below decks, resulted in Achilles' W/T being in full working order again in a very short time, and in getting the first Enemy Report through."
"In recognition of the gallant and successful action with the "Admiral Graf Spee."
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Telegraphist Lieutenant
Unit:
Royal New Zealand Navy
Awarded on:
January 11th, 1948
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

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