Graham Richard Grigg Born 5 October 1933 - Died 4 December 1965 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number645140 AWMM Also known asDick AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Last rankStaff Sergeant AWMMHeadquarters, V Force AWMM WarVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Lay a poppy Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesGraham Richard AWMM SurnameGrigg AWMM Ingoa Also known asDick AWMM Service number645140 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionCatholic, Christian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth5 October 1933 AWMM Place of birthNapier, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesNapier, New Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentPost WW2 AWMMClerk AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentPre 1 August 1957 AWMM114 Wright Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs N.E. Grigg (mother), Waikanae, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number645140 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentPost WW2 AWMM1 August 1957 AWMM Age on enlistmentPost WW2 AWMM23 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Embarkation body Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankStaff Sergeant AWMMHeadquarters, V Force AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › According to Colin Whyte, he was due to go to Vietnam instead of Dick Grigg, but as Colin was to be married in a couple of months, Dick stood in for him on the posting. It was during this posting that Dick was killed.Death was caused by a cerebral haemorrage caused by high explosive blast after a terrorist bomb exploded below his room in the Metropole Hotel Saigon on 4 December 1965.At the time of his death, he was pay clerk Headquarters NZ 'V' Force. A brief Memorial Service was held at Saigon on 9 December 1965 and his body was flown to Malaysia on 11 December. The funeral service was held at Terendak with full Military Honours on 14 December. Mass was celebrated at the Church of Corpus Christi with approximately 180 people attending. When the graveside service was finished volleys were fired and wreaths laid. A telegram of condolence was despatched to the next of kin. (from letter to Minister of Defence from R.V.J. Johnson (13.1.66)A memorial Cross was issued to the family on 8 July 1966. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death32 AWMM Date of death4 December 1965 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathVietnam AWMM Death notesVietnam AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameTerendak Camp, Malacca, Malaysia AWMM Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Graham Richard Grigg by laying a poppy. George Edwin Grigg George Henry Grigg Graham Richard Grigg James Isaac Grigg John Grigg Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Graham Richard Grigg Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMemories of New Zealand and the Vietnam War. New Zealand History online website.http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/Further ReferenceNew Zealand History online. New Zealand and the the Vietnam War.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/vietnam-warFurther Reference DocumentsSubritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.