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Arthur Vicary Bermingham

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 43134 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Stretch Bermingham AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 2 Company AWMM
  • War
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Vicary AWMM
  • Surname
    Bermingham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Stretch Bermingham AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 43134 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    14 June 1948 AWMM
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • 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 43134 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military 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 Private Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 2 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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 2 Company AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Private Bermingham died of the wounds he sustained in a mine explosion.

    Private Bermingham's injuries were sustained in an attack on 12 August 1969. Very seriously injured, he was evacuated on medical grounds to Australia where he died on 20 November 1969. Details of the attack he was wounded in and subsequently died from appear in The Vietnam Scrapbook : 'The Second ANZAC Adventure' p 62 & 63.

    Buried at Maunu, Whangarei. A Memorial Flag was presented to his parents.

    Private Bermingham's brother, Mr Bill Bermingham of Auckland, 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. AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
    21 AWMM
  • Date of death
    20 November 1969 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Australia AWMM
  • Death notes
    Australia AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Maunu Cemetery, Cemetery Road off State Highway 14, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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Sources

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
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM