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the New Zealand SOLDIERS killed in VIETNAM

Journal by ngairedith

the VIETNAM WAR was a Cold War military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975


the new Zealand Soldiers who lost their lives in that war:

William Reginald AWATERE
- born in Gisborne 1945
- served as Private 699033
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Whiskey
- Date of death: 12 April 1968
- Died of wounds, shrapnel injuries from mine explosion
- Buried at Ruatoria.

Joseph Tauri BARRETT
- born 22 April 1942
- served as Sapper209440
- Royal New Zealand Engineers Victor 4
- Date of death: 24 November 1969
- Killed in action
- Buried: urupa, Te Kuiti Marae, Te Kuiti, King Country

Donald Imlay BENSEMANN
- born 30 October 1948 in Marlborough
- served as Lance Corporal 41383
- Waiouru Cadet School Royal NZ Infantry Regiment Victor 3
- Date of death: North-West Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam
- Killed in action of a gunshot wound
- Buried: Omaka Public Cemetery, Blenheim

Arthur Vicary BERMINGHAM
- born 14 June 1948
- served as Private 43134
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Whiskey 2
- Date of death: 20 November 1969 in Australia
- Died of wounds sustained in a mine explosion
- Buried: Maunu Cemetery, Whangarei

Rawhiti Hoera "Raff" BROWN
- born 26 September 1941
- served as Sapper 41708
- Royal New Zealand Engineers Whiskey 2
- Date of death: 12 August 1969
- Killed in action (1 Australian Field Hospital, South Vietnam)
- Buried: at Gisborne

Graham Joseph CAMPBELL
- born 12 April 1941
- served as Sergeant 41240
- New Zealand Army, Special Air Service, 4TP
- Date of death: 14 January 1970
- Died of Wounds (1 Australian Field Hospital, South Vietnam)
- Buried: at Wairoa

Thomas "Tom" COOPER
- born 17 July 1948
- served as Private 482859
- Royal NZ Infantry Regiment, 3 PLatoon, 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3
- Date of death: 11 October 1970 24 Evacuee Hospital (US) Servicemen
- Died of wounds in a friendly clash
- Buried: urupa, Tainui urupa, Taupiri Mountain

Leslie Estelle COWPER
- born 1929
- served as Lieutenant 215403, civilian humanitarian worker
- Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps & Territorial Force
- Date of death: 2 May 1966 in Vietnam aged 37
- Cause of death: ?
- Buried: Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland

Alastair John Sherwood DON
- born 27 March 1938 in Kurow, Otago
- enlisted from Te Iringa, Kaikohe
- served as Sergeant 37221
- Royal New Zealand Artillery 161 Battery
- Date of death: 14 September 1965
- Killed in action when vehicle was blown up by a mine
- Buried: Terendak Camp, Malacca, Malaysia

Stuart William "Stew" ELLWOOD
- born 19 October 1947
- served as Gunner 42752
- Royal New Zealand Artillery 161 Battery
- Date of death: 6 February 1968
- Killed in action of gunshot wounds
- Buried: in Foxton

Cecil Richard FISK
- born 2 June 1945
- served as Lance Corporal 41301
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Victor 5
- Date of death: 18 June 1970
- Killed in action
- Buried: Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch.

Donald Campbell FRITH
- born 2 October 1946 in Taihape
- enlisted from 4 Mansfield Street, Wairoa,
- served as Private 573233
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Victor 4
- Date of death: 11 July 1969
- Died of Wounds
- Buried: Terendak Camp, Malacca, Malaysia

James Robert GATENBY
- born ?
- enlisted from Ngakuru, Rotorua
- served as Corporal 38655
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Whiskey 2
- Date of death: 5 June 1969 Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam
- Killed in action during his second tour in Vietnam
- Buried: Terendak Camp, Malacca, Malaysia

Graham Richard "Dick" GRIGG
- born 5 October 1933 in Napier
- enlisted ffrom 114 Wright Street, Wellington (mother in Waikanae)
- served as Staff Sergeant 645140
- Headquarters, V Force
- Date of death: 1 August 1957 aged 23
- Killed in Action when a bomb exploded below his room at the Metropole Hotel Saigon
- Buried: Terendak Camp, Malacca, Malaysia

John Louis GURNICK
- born 9 July 1948
- served as Private 483256
- Royal NZ Infantry Regiment, 3 PLatoon, 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3
- Date of death: 29 May 1970 in Vietnam aged 21
- Killed in Action, mine explosion
- Buried: at Pukekohe, Auckland

Kenneth Horomai HARDING
- born 26 February 1948
- served as Private 388811
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Victor 6
- Date of death: 24 June 1971
- Died ginshot wounds 1 Australian Field Hospital, South Vietnam
- Buried: at Waima Valley, Hokianga

Raymond Anthony HAWTHORNE
- born 4 June 1948 in Otahuhu, Auckland,
- served as Private 421742
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment 1st Battalion, Whiskey 2
- Date of death: 4 August 1969
- Died of wounds in mine explosion during 2nd tour
- Buried: Papakura Public Cemetery, Auckland

Haere Desmond HIRINI
- born 10 March 1936
- served as Private Private
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Victor 2
- Date of death: 1 February 1968 aged 31
- Killed in Action by gunshot wound to left shoulder
- Buried: Kawerau Cemetery, Kawerau

George Kingi HOERARA
- born 2 January 1932
- served as Corporal 211075
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Whiskey 1
- Date of death: 26 January 1968
- Killed in action mine explosion
- Buried: at Te Araroa, 175km north of Gisborne

Terrence Norman HOLLOW
- born 11 September 1948
- served as Private 43221
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Whiskey 2
- Date of death: 29 July 1969
- Died of Wounds 6 days after an enemy mine explosion
- Buried: Maunu Cemetery, Whangarei

Keith Richard HURMAN
- born 18 February 1947 in England
- arrived NZ 1967 and joined the New Zealand Army
- served as Private 43349
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Whiskey 2
- Date of death: 11 January 1969
- Killed in Action, mine and gunshot wounds.
- Buried: Terendak Camp, Malacca, Malaysia

Leonard Cyril JONES
- born 7 November 1946
- served as Private 629544
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Victor 5
- Date of death: 18 June 1970
- Killed in action aged 23
- Buried: Hunterville, Marton on 4 July 1970

Stanley James KIDD
- born 1944 in Auckland, only son in a family of 7
- served as Lieutenant 838605
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Victor 4
- Date of death: 17 April 1970 Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam
- Killed in action when his patrol was ambushed
- Buried: Papakura Public Cemetery auckland

James Edward "Jim" LOTT
- born 17 April 1947 in Auckland
- son of Albert Edward LOTT (1921-1991 US citizen) & Joan Linda HANNIKEN (1919-2006 NZ citizen)
- enlisted from 38 Sainsbury Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland
- served as Corporal 2112168
- United States Marine Corps
- Date of death: 8 May 1968 aged 21
- Ground Casualty, other explosive device
- Buried: Ashes buried at St Lukes Church, Mt Albert

Noel Stanley George "Yogi" LYES
- born 20 November 1939
- served as Gunner 41243
- Royal New Zealand Artillery 161 Battery
- Date of death: 23 June 1968 aged 29
- Cause of death ?
- Buried: in Hokitika

Maurice MANTON
- born 8 June 1938
- served as Corporal 346598
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Victor 1
- Date of death: 2 September 1967
- Killed in action, land mine
- Buried: Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland

Te Wa Moana PAENGA
- born 17 March 1949. Father Ahipene Rangi Paenga of Gisborne
- served as Private 43651
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Victor 4
- Date of death: 19 March 1970
- Killed in action
- Buried:

Bryan James PETERSEN
- born 18 March 1947
- enlisted from Nireaha, Eketahuna
- served as Private 42294
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Victor 4
- Date of death: 14 September 1968
- Killed in action
- Buried: Grave 45 RSA section Mangaoranga Cemetery Eketahuna
- he Eketahuna community fundraised to bring Bryan home

Joseph William RADFORD
- born 22 February 1940
- served as Corporal 539244
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Whiskey 2
- Date of death: 23 July 1969
- Killed in action, shrapnel wounds from enemy mines
- Buried: at Whakatane

Peter RAUHIHI
- born 13 June 1948
- served as Private 43648
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Victor 5
- Date of death: 24 November 1969
- Died of Wounds, Claymore mine
- Buried: Shannon Marae, Shannon

Malcolm Lindsay SUTHERLAND
- born 20 October 1944 in Christchurch
- served as Private 41081
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Victor 5
- Date of death: 31 October 1970, 11 days after 26th birthday
- Killed in Action (cover-up exposed 1999, friendly fire)
- Buried: Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch

Murray John TURNBULL
- born 18 February 1948
- enlisted from 63 Cranley St, Tainui, Dunedin
- served as Private 42116
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Victor 4
- Date of death: 2 August 1969 in booby trap explosion aged 21
- Died of wounds 1 Australian Field Hospital, South Vietnam
- Buried: cremated Singapore, interred Dunedin

Gordon Sutherland WATT
- born 31 January 1941 Edinburgh, Scotland
- enlisted from 158 Esplanade, Kaikoura
- served as Sergeant 80166
- Royal New Zealand Air Force New Zealand Services Medical Team
- Date of death: 1 March 1970
- Killed in action when he triggered a booby trap
- Buried: at Ulu Pandan, Singapore

Robert WHITE
- born 25 February 1937 Fort William, Scotland
- enlisted from 808 Princess Street, Dunedin
- served as Bombardier 928518
- Royal New Zealand Artillery 161 Battery
- Date of death: 14 September 1965 aged 38
- Killed in action, vehicle blown up by a command detonated mine
- Buried: Terendak Camp, Malacca, Malaysia

Michael John WICKMAN
- born 31 May 1947
- served as Private
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Victor 3
- Date of death: 22 June 1968
- Killed in action in a jungle clash
- Buried: Papatoetoe, Auckland

John Stewart WILLIAMS
- born December 1948
- served as Private 41530
- Royal New Zealand Engineers, Victor 4
- Date of death: 17 June 1969
- Killed in action
- Buried: Terendak Camp, Malacca, Malaysia
- Mother in North Shore, Auckland. Wife in Napier

Peter WILLIAMS
- born 14 March 1938
- served as Captain 37404
- Royal New Zealand Artillery 161 Battery
- Date of death: 14 February 1967
- Killed in action in booby trap
- Buried: Ashes returned to New Zealand. Memorial in Auckland

John Ramsay WINTON
- born 14 January 1947
- served as Lieutenant 41576
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Victor 5
- Date of death: 10 March 1971
- Killed in action
- Buried: Karori, Wellington

David Nelson WRIGHT
- born 30 August 1946
- served as Private 43223
- Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3
- Date of death:
- Died of wounds in Australia 3 months after gunshot wounds in back
- Buried: St Mary's Church, Esk Valley, St Andrews, South Canterbury

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