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Alexander Arthur Brown -WWII and Vera Tippett, Otago, New Zealand

Query by Mason95

New Zealanders: Alexander known as Arthur, Born on 26 Dec 1916, and died between 1970-9973 in New Zealand, after he went to War- WWII
He married Vera Tippett and had two Sons
He was one of 5, Siblings: Eion (unsure on spelling), Florence, Myra, Hazel

I am wanting to get as much information on them as possible- Parents, Marriage date, Birth and Death date so I can go back further

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on 2017-09-18 02:04:24

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by Crawford on 2017-09-18 07:54:52

Hello Mason95
Here is his birth - 26/12/1916
1917/13594 Brown Alexander Arthur Mary Jane, William

Marriage of his parents - 02/01/1912
1912/1264 Mary Jane McLachlan William Brown

Their other children?
1912/4312 Brown William Mary Jane, William (03/03/1912)
1913/24585 Brown Hazel Christina Margaret Mary Jane, William (27/09/1913)
1915/22072 Brown Allison Marion Myra Mary Jane, William (02/05/1915)

This has all be taken from BDM - no guarantee that this is 100% correct. You will need to verify - usually by buying the certificates.

by Mason95 on 2017-09-18 08:15:02

Thank you Crawford!

I would love to avoid paying for the certificates where possible.

So from your findings: Arthur's parents are William Brown and Mary Jane McLachlan, whom married in 1912, and have 3 other children: William Brown, Hazel Christina Brown, Myra Marion Allison Brown - There was no documents of another son? Would love the web link to these BDM

I am now trying to find a lead and hope that someone else has started their information and ancestry on the web

by Crawford on 2017-09-18 09:20:39

Hello again,
It looks like their first son, William, DoB 03/03/1912, died the next day -04/03/1912 aged 17 hours.

1912/533 Brown William 17H

Myra Brown died 24/09/1989
1989/42587 Brown Marion Allison Myra 2 May 1915.

Alexander Arthur Brown died 01/02/1972
1972/32569 Brown Alexander Arthur 26 December 1916

I haven't found a marriage or death for Hazel Brown (did she leave NZ??)

The NZ BDM website -

by ngairedith on 2017-09-18 09:31:11

Hi Mason
William Brown & Mary Jane McLachlan married in Knox Church, Dunedin on 2 Jan 1912

Their children at BDM were:
* 1912 - William Brown
* 1913 - Hazel Christina Margaret Brown
* 1915 - Allison Marion Myra Brown
* 1916 - Alexander Arthur Brown

REMEMBER any other children born 100 years after todays date will not show on BDM - example if one was born 20 Sep 2017 they will not show on the list until Thursday 21st

by ngairedith on 2017-09-18 09:45:05

There was a William Eion Brown who was born 23 April 1918 and died 1 May 1981
This would be why he doesn't show up on the birth list, and won't until 24 April 2018

by Crawford on 2017-09-18 09:50:09

Archway website -

Vera Edith Victoria Brown and Alexander Arthur Brown were divorced in 1955 in the Invercargill High Court.

There is a Timaru probate file for an Alexander Arthur Brown, 1972, Timaru - Builder.

by Mason95 on 2017-09-24 05:51:39

Thank you for your help,
I have no information on Hazel, so I am unsure why her details aren't on the web

by OWR on 2017-09-24 06:48:25

* Vera Edith Victoria Tippett was born 7 Oct 1918
- 1 of 6 children of Richard Alfred Tippett & Alice Saunders
* Vera married Alexander 'Arthur' Brown (1916-1972)
- they had 3 sons
* Vera next married William Andrew Walker (1926-2009)
- they had 3 children

* Alexander Arthur Brown died 1 Feb 1972
* William Andrew Walker died 17 Oct 2009
* Vera Tippett/Brown/Walker died 10 Aug 2010
- William & Vera were cremated at Southland Crematorium, Invercargill. Their ashes were returned by Funeral Director, not buried at Southland cemetery

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