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Alastair John Sherwood Don

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 37221 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Al AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Vietnam Sergeant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Artillery, 161 Battery AWMM
  • War
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alastair John Sherwood AWMM
  • Surname
    Don AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Al AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 37221 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    27 March 1938 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Kurow, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Kurow, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Te Iringa, Kaikohe, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Kaitaia, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 37221 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Gallantry Cross with Palm (South Vietnam) AWMM
    • Military Merit Medal (South Vietnam) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    Vietnam Sergeant Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Royal New Zealand Artillery, 161 Battery Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Royal New Zealand Army 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 Sergeant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Artillery, 161 Battery AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alastair Don and Robert White were killed when the front of their vehicle, Romeo 2, 161 Battery was blown up by a Vietcong command detonated mine. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    27 AWMM
  • Date of death
    14 September 1965 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Vietnam AWMM
  • Death notes
    Vietnam AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Terendak Camp, Malacca, Malaysia AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam. AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • To the grandfather I never knew, I thank you for laying down your life in the line of duty and for your service to your country. Lest' we forget. Your proud granddaughter, Isabelle.
    Public - Isabelle Rose - Other Relative - 25 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
      Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). p. 53, 56, 45, 161, 197. AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2015Isabelle RoseLevib, New ZealandOther Relative