Monty Claude Fairbrother

Ingoa whānau
Fairbrother
Ingoa tuatahi
Monty Claude
Date of death
Feb-97
Place of death
New Zealand

Pakanga Tuarua

Tau Rangatū
7192
Tūnga
Brigadier
Address on enlistment
C/o P.O. Box 61, Invercargill, New Zealand
Whanaunga tino tata i te wā o te kuhunga
Mrs Helen Constance Fairbrother (wife), Te Kawa, Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Ngā tuhinga

This article appeared in the April 1990 NZ 28 Maori Battalion Golden Jubilee Reunion booklet.   

7th C.O. - FAIRBROTHER, M.C. (Monty), CBE, DSO, ED, MID

Born Carterton, 21st September 1907. Brigade Major of 5th Brigade during some of its toughest fighting June 1942 - April 1943 - was successively C.O. of 21, 23 and 28 Battalions April - December 1943, when after leading the Maori Battalion in its first action in Italy, he was ordered out of the line to catch a furlough draft bound for New Zealand. Monty had been an original of 20 Battalion. He was C.O. of 26 Battalion when hostilities ended.

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