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ROLL of HONOUR - New Zealanders in the KOREAN WAR

Journal by ngairedith

NZ in the KOREAN WAR The involvement of New Zealand in the Korean War was significant. When the United Nations Security Council called for combat assistance in the erupting Korean War, New Zealand was one of the first (of sixteen) nations to respond with support.

On June 29, just four days after 135,000 North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel in Korea, the New Zealand government ordered two Loch class frigates of the Royal New Zealand Navy - Tutira and Pukaki to prepare to make for Korean waters and for the whole of the war, at least two NZ vessels would be on station in the theater.

On 3 July, these two first ships left Devonport Naval Base, Auckland and joined other Commonwealth forces at Sasebo, Japan, on 2 August. These vessels served under the command of a British flag officer and formed part of the US Navy screening force during the Battle of Inchon, performing shore raids and inland bombardment. Further RNZN Loch class frigates joined these later - Rotoiti, Hawea, Taupo and Kaniere, as well as a number of smaller craft.
Only one RNZN sailor was killed during the conflict - during the Inchon bombardments

A TIMELINE 1947 - 1953 of New Zealand and the Korean War

BUSAN, Korea formerly spelled PUSAN


the ROLL of HONOUR

* served with Australian Forces


Edward William ALLNATT (aka Alanatt)
- born: 11 February 1927 in Oamaru
- prior occupation: Driver
- Gunner 207937 Royal New Zealand Air Force
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Blenheim
- Next of Kin: Mrs M. McIntosh (sister), Dunedin
- DIED OF WOUNDS - 26 November 1951 aged 24 in Korea
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Allwyn BAILEY
- born: St John's, Newfoundland
- prior occupation: Bushman
- Gunner 207931 Royal New Zealand Air Force
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Hororata
- Next of Kin: Mrs E. Bailey (mother), 13 Hope Road, Tipton, England
- KILLED IN ACTION 17 November 1951 aged 30 in Korea
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Peter Rex BERRY
- born: Foxton
- prior occupation: Regular Soldier
- Gunner 644568
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: Mrs Faisala Ah-Ching (friend) 208 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland
- ACCIDENTALLY KILLED in ACTION 17 February 1953 aged 20 in Korea, along with Joseph Shortland & Eric Griffiths
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

* Brian Charles Quintall BROWNE (aka QUINTALL)
- born 24 September 1926 Auckland
- prior occupation: Painter/Decorator
- Private 2/5065
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 1 Royal Australian Regiment (RAR)
- Enlistmeni address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Next of kin: unknown
- ACCIDENTAL DEATH 10 September 1952 aged 25
- Cemetery: Memorial Panel

John Ewing BURBOROUGH,
- born: 12 April 1929 Geraldine, Canterbury
- prior occupation: Truck Driver
- Driver 208850
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
- Enlistment Address: Fairlie, Canterbury
- Next of Kin: unknown
- VEHICLE ACCIDENT on ACTIVE SERVICE 4 November 1954 aged 25 in Korea. Driver John Burborough and Corporal Arthur May (one of the company's original members) died as a result of vehicle accidents which occurred on successive days

Ramon Dean CARSON
- born: 29 June 1931 in Christchurch
- prior occupation: Labourer
- Gunner 33946
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Christchurch
- Next of Kin: Mrs A. Carson
- Died VEHICLE ACCIDENT on ACTIVE SERVICE 6 June 1953 aged 21
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Ivo Raymond CLARK,
- born: 9 September 1929 Cromwell, Otago
- prior occupation: Shearer
- Gunner 208707
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Fernhills, Hawkes Bay
- Son of Mrs V.G.M. Clark of Centre Bush, Southland
- DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE 5 June 1954 in Korea aged 24
- Cemetery: Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan

Robert Edward COMPTON
- born: 21 April 1927 in Wellington
- prior occupation: Tractor driver
- Gunner 206066
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Pironoa
- Next of Kin: Mr R.R. Compton (brother), Featherston
- DIED OF WOUNDS 24 November 1951 aged 24 in Korea
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Gordon Brian COOK
- born: 29 October 1930
- prior occupation: Regular Soldier
- Corporal 33004
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps
- Enlistment Address:
- Next of Kin: Mrs E.M. Cook (mother), Hastings
- DIED OF WOUNDS 25 May 1952 in Korea aged 21
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Leslie John COOPER
- born: 30 April 1926 in Waihi, Coromandel
- prior occupation: Fitter & Turner
- Gunner 203513
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Paeroa & Auckland (served twice)
- Next of Kin: Mr L.A. Cooper (father), Station Road, Paeroa
- KILLED IN ACTION 13 October 1951 on Hill 227 Korea aged 25
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

William Henry COOPER
- born: 18 February 1931 in Cromwell, Otago
- prior occupation: Regular Serviceman
- Ordinary Seaman
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Tutira
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin:
- DROWNED ON ACTIVE SERVICE near Yonakuni Shima Island off the coast of Taiwan 29 July 1950 aged 19 (body not recovered)
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Wallace Bruce DICKSON
- born: 10 June 1929 in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty
- prior occupation: Carpenter's apprentice
- Gunner 203658
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: Mrs E.M. Dickson (mother), Papamoa RD, Te Puke
- KILLED IN ACTION 4 October 1951 West-central sector of the United Nations front aged 22
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Dennis Siddall FIELDEN MiD, RNZA
- born: 17 November 1918 in St Albans, England
- prior occupation: Salesman
- 2nd Lieutenant 203624
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Auckland
- Next of Kin: Mr F. Fielden (father), England
- KILLED IN ACTION 24 April 1951 in Korea aged 32
- Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) posthumously
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- New Zealand Operational Service Medal

Mervyn Frederick FRITH
- born: 13 February 1928 in New Plymouth
- prior occupation: Machine Operator
- Gunner 203526
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Auckland
- Next of Kin: Mrs C. Frith (mother), Springs Flat, Kamo, Whangarei
- DIED OF WOUNDS 5 November 1951 in Korea aged 23
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Eric James GRIFFITHS
- born: 2 April 1927 in Auckland
- prior occupation: Carpenter
- Gunner 204461
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Te Kuiti
- Next of Kin: Mr A. J. Griffiths (father), Edward Street, Te Kuiti
- ACCIDENTALLY KILLED in ACTION 17 February 1953 in Korea aged 25, along with Joseph Shortland & Peter Berry
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

William Todd Lawson Richardson HAMILTON
- born: 11 October 1925 in Stirlingshire, England
- prior occupation: Linesman
- Signalman
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Signal Corps
- Enlistment Address: Dargaville
- Next of Kin: unknown
- ACCIDENTAL DEATH 22 October 50 in New Zealand aged 24
- Cemetery: unknown
- Served with Royal New Zealand Navy 1945-47 & Kayforce 1950

Herbert Lester HUMM
- born: 14 August 1931 in Christchurch
- prior occupation:
- Driver 817039
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: unknown
- DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE 21 October 1955 in Korea aged 24 as a result of injuries in an accident on 16 October 1955
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Donald Cameron JACKSON
- born: 24 May 1925 in Palmerston North
- prior occuuption: Bus Driver
- Gunner 206360
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Lower Hutt
- Next of Kin: Mr R. A. Jackson (father), Lower Hutt,
- DIED of haemorrhagic *(Songo or Manchurian) FEVER on ACTIVE SERVICE 27 November 1951 aged 26. Along with Jefford Watson, they were the only 2 casualties of this disease among the troops
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Richard George LONG
- born: 30 August 1920 in Dunedin
- prior ocupaton: Farmer at Taradale & Grocer in Ponsonby
- Warrent Officer Clas 2 203631
- LAST UNIT SERVED: 163 Battery Kayforce New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Auckland (previously served from Taradale)
- Next of Kin: Mrs K. Long (mother), Auckland (previously at Pacific House, Marine Parade, Napier,)
- KILLED IN ACTION durng an ambush at Samnangjin-ni, thirty-three kilometres south of Miryang on the main Miryang-Pusan Road, Korea on 13 January 1951 aged 30
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Robert Edward MARCHIONI
- born: 1 April 1932 in Taihape
- Able Seaman NZ13155
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Rotoiti
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: Mrs Ena Mary Robson Marchioni (mother, nee PETERSEN 1910-1989), Wanganui, formerly of Utiku (father was Basil Charles Marchioni 1903-1979)
- KILLED IN ACTION in a raid on Sogon-ni, south of Ch'o-do, Korea on 25 August 1951 aged 19. He was the first naval casualty in Korea and was the RNZN's only fatal battle casualty of the war
- body not recovered
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) Posthumous

Ronald MacDONALD,
- born: 3 January 1929 in Wellington & educated at the Marist Brothers' School, Palmerston North
- Gunner 206353
- prior occupation: Mechanic
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: Mrs I. MacDonald (mother), Kaikohe,
- KILLED IN ACTION 13 January 1951 in an ambush at Samnangjin-ni thirty-three kilometres south of Miryang on the main Miryang-Pusan Road, Korea aged 21
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Arthur MAY
- born: 20 November 1926 in Christchurch
- prior occupation: Electrician
- Corporal 208678
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
- Enlistment Address: elson
- Next of Kin: unknown
DIED of complications after a vehicle accident on ACTIVE SERVICE 21 November 1954 aged 28
- Cemetery: Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan

Ray McDONALD
- born: Havelock, Marlborough
- Gunner 208405
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Canvastown, Marlborough
- Next of Kin: unknown
- DIED ACCIDENTALLY on ACTIVE SERVICE 15 November 52
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

* John Lawrence McKANDRY
- born 1 October 1930 in Auckland
- Private 2/400919
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal Australian Army (RAR) 1952-53
Enlistment Address:
- Next of Kin: unknown
- KILLED IN ACTION 14 May 1953 aged 22
- Cemetery Memorial Panel

Edward Michael Noel McLAUGLIN
- born: 25 December 1920 Xmas Day in Wellington
- prior occupation: Clerk
- Sergeant 206904
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address:
- Next of Kin:
- died of NATURAL CAUSES on ACTIVE SERVICE 30 November 54 in Korea aged 33
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
- New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM) presented to his son Murray Manson of Greymouth in 2003

John McRAE
- born: 13 May 1928 in Thames
- prior occupation: Millhand
- Gunner 204368
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Hikutaia
- Next of Kin: Mr Leonard McRae (father), Whangamata,
- KILLED IN ACTION 3 May 1953 aged 24 behind Hill 159. Along with Reginald Reid, they were the only enemy-inflicted fatal casualties of the year.
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Peter Jame MOLLINSON
- born: 21 December 1937 in Whakatane
- Telegraphist 14747
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Royalist
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: unknown
- DIED of DISEASE on ACTIVE SERVICE. The cruiser HMNZS Royalist arrived in Korean waters as part of a Commonwealth Naval Squadron and was attached to the UN Command for a week. During this time Peter fell ill and died on 29 ctober 1957 aged 19. He was New Zealand's last casualty in Korea.
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Raymond Herbert MORTIMER
- born: 14 November 1929 in Bluff
- prior occupation: Shearer
- Gunner 208611
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: Mrs T. Mortimer (mother), Bluff
- DIED OF WOUNDS 14 September 1952 aged 22 from the first shell to fall in the area. He was evacuated to a field ambulance unit and from there taken by helicopter to an American field hospital. Thomas O'Neill was killed in action while fetching a stretcher for his badly wounded comrade Raymond
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Lyn MURRAY
- born: 26 March 1929 in Pahiatua
- prior occupation: Labourer
- Sergeant 206405
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Petone
- Next of Kin: unknown
- DIED of disease *(Songo fever) on ACTIVE SERVICE 27 December 1952 aged 23
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Dickson NGATAI
- born: 22 December 1928 in Tauranga
- prior occupation: Labourer
- Signalman 204092
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
- Enlistment Address: Mangakino
- Next of Kin: unknown
- died in VEHICLE ACCIDENT on ACTIVE SERVICE 28 Jan 1953 aged 24
- Cemetery: unknown

Thomas Mervyn O'NEILL
- born: 15 February 1930 in Auckland
- prior occupation: Builders Labourer
- Gunner 204264
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Auckland
- Next of Kin: unknown
- KILLED IN ACTION 13 September 1952 aged 22. Thomas lost his life while fetching a stretcher for a badly wounded comrade. The man he was trying to help, Gunner Raymond Mortimer of Bluff (see above), died of wounds. A third man, Gunner W. Lavery of Napier, was wounded in the leg during the same enemy shelling
- Cemetery: Busan Commonwealth Cemetery, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Dennis PAEHUA (aka Daniel Waitapu & Dennis Waitapu. Real name Daniel Paehua)
- born: 2 July 1935 in Mangaoranga
- prior occupation: Regular Serviceman
- Able Seaman
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Pukaki
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: unknown
- died of ACCIDENTAL INURY on ACTIVE SERVICE 25 November 1955 in Kure, Japan aged 20. He and Thomas te Hau Taiatini, who also died in Kure, were returned to New Zealand for burial
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM) received by his sister-in-law Mrs Patricia Waitapu in 2003

Frederick William PARKER (Real name Frederick Williams]
- born: 4 December 1922 in London, England
- Temporary Corporal 208182
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: unknown
- died of NTURAL CAUSES on ACTIVE SERVICE 17 March 1953
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Frank Osmond PERCIVAL
- born: 30 June 1924 in Workington, England
- prior Occupation: Farm Worke
- Signalman 208237
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Signal Corps
- Enlistment Address: Sheffield, New Zealand
- Next of Kin: unknown
- KILLED IN ACTION by a landmine immediately behind Divisional Headquarters 6 December 1951 aged 27
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Frederick Terence POYNTON
- born: 16 September 1924 in UK
- Temporary Lance Corporal 34845
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Signal Corps
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: Mr F.G. Poynton (father), Doncaster, Yorkshire, England
- died of DISEASE on ACTIVE SERVICE 15 September 1951 in Japan. Less than a month after he arrived in Japan Frederick was struck down by polioencephalmyelitis
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Brian Charles QUINTALL
- see Brian Charles BROWNE

Reginald James REID
- born: 16 March 1926 in Goomalling, West Australia
- Signalman 206204
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Wellington
- Next of Kin: Miss M. A. Reid (sister), Cottersloe, Western Australia
- KILLED IN ACTION 3 May 1953 aged 27 behind Hill 159. Along with Joh McRae, they were the only enemy-inflicted fatal casualties of the year.
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: Military Medal (MM) for his line repair efforts whilst under fire

Douglas Neville RODGERS
- born: 18 March 1928 in Christchurch
- prior occupation: Coal Miner
- Driver 208875
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
- Enlistment Address: Denniston
- Next of Kin: unknown
- died of injuries in a VEHICLE ACCIDENT on ACTIVE SERVICE 27 December 1953 aged 25
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

James Martin Conrad SCHAHILL
- born: 18 December 1926 in Rotorua
- prior occupation: Driver/Labourer
- Gunner 203572
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Henderson, Auckland at age 17
- Next of Kin: Mrs E.A. Scahill (mother), Great North Road, Henderson, Auckland. Father was Martin Scahill, timber merchant
- KILLED IN ACTION 18 November 1951 aged 22 as a member of the artillery observation party, when the Chinese infantry again attacked the hill in strength after it had been pounded by artillery and mortar
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Joseph SHORTLAND
- born: 10 June 1926 in Rangiahua
- prior occupationL Platelayer
- Lance Bombardier 204192
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Taipuha
- Next of Kin: Mr J. Pomare (uncle), 19 Fleet Street Auckland,
- ACCIDENTALLY KILLED in ACTION 17 February 1953 aged 26 along with Peter Berry & Eric Griffiths
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Thomas Te Hau TAIATINI
- born: 28 October 1923 in Okere Flls, Rotorua
- Able Seaman
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Pukaki
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: unknown
- ded in a VEHICLE ACCIDEN on ACTIVE SERVICE 23 Augus 1955 aged 21 in Kure, Japan
- returned to New Zealand for burial
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Colin Franklin TAYLOR
- born: 3 July 1925 in Rangiora, North Canterbury
- prior occuption: Labourer
- Driver 208891
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
- Enlistment Address: Christchurch
- Next of Kin: unknown
- died from INJUSRIES in a VEHICLE on ACTIVE SERVICE 17 May 1954 aged 28
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Graham Rangi Morrison THOMAS
- born: 19 August 1923 in Levin
- prior occupation: Barman
- Gunner207899
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Lower Hutt
- Next of Kin: unknown
- Died of DISEASE on ACTIVE SERVICE in NZ29 August 1952 aged 29

Robert James UNSWORTH
- born: 15 April 1930 in Wellington
- prior occupation: Regular Soldier
- Lieutenant 31360
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Infantry Corps
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: Mr A.C. Unsworth (father), Main Road, Trentham
- DIED OF WOUNDS 12 January 1953 aged 22. Robert made the mistake of returning from a brief reconnaissance away from his men by an unexpected route. The waiting patrol, hearing approaching noises in the darkness and fearing that they were about to be set on by Chinese, opened fire, mortally wounding Unsworth and killing the private with him (not yet found who that was)
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Cedric John VUGLER
- born: 9 September 1927 in Auckland
- prior occupation: Clerk
- Sergeant 203586 (First known rank - Bombardier)
- LAST UNIT SERVED:
- Enlistment Address: Auckland
- Next of Kin: unknown
- died of SMALL POX ON ACTIVE SERVICE 11 February 1951
- Cemetery:United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Dennis/Daniel WAITAPU
- see Dennis PAEHUA

Jefford Rex WATSON
- born: 26 February 1928 in Paongaroa, Manawatu
- prior occupation: Driver & Fencer
- Gunner 206403
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
- Enlistment Address: Pahiatua
- Next of Kin: unknown
- DIED OF haemorrhagic (Songo or Manchurian) FEVER on ACTIVE SERVICE 18 November 1951 aged 23. Along with Donald Jackson, they were the only 2 casualties of this disease among the troops
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
- Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

Bryce WHANGAPIRITA
- born: 3 November 1928 in Ruatoria, Gisborne
- prior occupation: Labourer
- Driver 206610
- LAST UNIT SERVED: Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
- Enlistment Address: Wellington
- Next of Kin: unknown
- DROWNED on ACTIVE SERVICE 23 June 1952 aged 23. Bryce got into difficulties while swimming across the river
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Barton "Wickie" WICKSTEED
- born: 29 May 1910 in STratford
- his parents were Shafto Harrison 'Harry' Wicksteed & Norah WEST of Kai Iwi. His grandparents were Arthur Herbert Wicksteed & Louisa Adelaide HARRISON, London to Wanganui. His great grandparents were John Tylson Wicksteed & Emma Ancilla BARTON (where he got his name)
- prior occupation: Teacher
- Major 33682
- LAST UNIT SERVED: New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment. Also served in WWII Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 3rd Division (IP)
- Enlistment Address: unknown
- Next of Kin: Mrs Eileen Mary Wicksteed (wife nee HANCOCK), Grand Hotel, Wellington
- KILLED on ACTIVE SERVICE 4 August 1952 aged 42 in Korea
- Cemetery: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

Frederick William WILLIAMS
- see Frederick William PARKER

* NOTES
*To combat the fever [Songo or Manchurian fever, a type of haemorrhagic fever], which was transmitted by fleas, the men were required to adopt strict rodent control. Rats were hunted ruthlessly. The keeping of dogs was prohibited and everybody had to smear all their clothes, inside and out, with an unpleasant smelling anti-flea ointment. Despite these measures Songo fever remained a lurking danger, especially during winter months


PHOTO
Gun crew of Easy 4, 163 Battery, Korea
, 17 July 1952
LEFT to RIGHT
* Lance Bombardier 203921 - James Leslie Reid, Auckland
* Bombardier - M. J. Chittock, Oamaru
* Gunner - W. Sunderland, Port Chalmers (see comment below)
* Gunner 204192 - Joseph Shortland, Northland
* - T. P. Green
* Gunner - T. S. Baker, Hawkes Bay

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by omee on 2011-04-26 02:31:44

does anyone know please where abouts in New Zealand William Todd HAMILTON is buried

by rhythm1 on 2013-04-14 06:58:26

This is a very interesting topic and im glad i found it, you seem to have an in depth knowledge of this war i have thanked you because of the history you have shared with me and some of my fathers friends in the war i have seen were killed in action i do wonder if you have any tips of how i find out what medals my dad had and also how to find out in depth history I can provide this photo link to you he is Gnr W Sunderland

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