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Stanley James Kidd

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 838605 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Stanley James Kidd AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Vietnam Lieutenant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 4 Company AWMM
  • War
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Stanley James AWMM
  • Surname
    Kidd AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Stanley James Kidd AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 838605 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1944 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 838605 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorial AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    New Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    Vietnam Lieutenant Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 4 Company Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Vietnam Lieutenant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 4 Company AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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 chest

    Lieutenant 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 2003

    Remembered on the Papakura - Karaka War Memorial AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    26 AWMM
  • Date of death
    17 April 1970 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam AWMM
  • Death notes
    Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Papakura Public Cemetery, Great South Road and Settlement Road, Papakura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
    RSA Section: Row L, Plot 34. H/S: 838605 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Papakura - Karaka War Memorial, Great South Road, Papakura, New Zealand AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
    Australia's Vietnam War
    https://vietnam.unsw.adfa.edu.au/
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • News advertiser AWMM
      News Advertiser 30 April 1970, p1. AWMM