Stanley James Kidd 1944 - 17 April 1970 Key details Contribute › Service number838605 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeLieutenant AWMMRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 4 Company AWMM WarVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait - This image may be subject to copyright AWMM View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesStanley James AWMM SurnameKidd AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number838605 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth1944 AWMM Place of birthAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkation Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number838605 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsNew Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Embarkation body Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Report Last known rank Contribute › Last rankLieutenant AWMMRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 4 Company AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › The only son in a family of seven, Lieutenant Kidd was educated at the Westmere Primary School, Pasadena Intermediate and Rotorua High School. After leaving school he worked for a short time in Rotorua and Christchurch before receiving his commission in the Territorial Force. Lieutenant Kidd was a fine singer and guitarist and led a dance band in Christchurch. He was a popular entertainer in Rotorua and in the Army.On August 1 1965, he received his commission at Waiouru in the Territorial Force. He joined the Regular Force on April 17 1967 and was posted to Singapore from the Burnham Military Camp after having his final leave in South Auckland. He was stationed in Singapore for a year, and had served 8 months in Vietnam when he was killed.His death occurred when his patrol was ambushed on April 17 1970, exactly three years to the day since he had joined the Regular Force and only six days before he was due to go to Singapore for six weeks leave. From there, he was to return to New Zealand on 29 May 1970.Killed in action - general shrapnel wound to arm and chestLieutenant Kidd's father, Mr Henry Beehre of Waiuku, received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003Remembered on the Papakura - Karaka War Memorial AWMM Read more Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death26 AWMM Date of death17 April 1970 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathPhuoc Tuy ProvinceVietnam AWMM Death notesPhuoc Tuy ProvinceSouth Vietnam AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery namePapakura Public CemeteryGreat South Road and Settlement RoadPapakuraNew Zealand AWMM Grave referenceRSA Section: Row L, Plot 34. H/S: 838605 AWMM Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial namePapakura - Karaka War MemorialGreat South RoadPapakuraNew Zealand AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember Stanley James Kidd by laying a poppy. Robert Guthrie Kidd Robert William Kidd Stanley James Kidd Stewart Cleland Kidd Stewart Oxley Kidd Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Stanley James Kidd Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External links DocumentsSubritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMMNews advertiser AWMMNews Advertiser 30 April 1970, p1. AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.