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John Louis Gurnick

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Louis AWMM
  • Surname
    Gurnick AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Vietnam 483256 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 July 1948 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Memorial Flag - Presented to mother.

    Private Gurnick's brother, Mr Earl Gurnick of Papatoetoe, 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

    Killed in Action - mine explosion; buried at Pukekohe AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 May 1970 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    VietnamSoutheast Asia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Pukekohe Cemetery, Wellington Street, Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam. AWMM

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  • i was 3 and half years old when you were born and just 18 when you were bought back to us .... i remember standing with my mum and dad and aunty mary and uncle jim at the parlour in Mt eden touching you and holding your hand it was so so sad to see you lying there so handsome and young... i love you John RIP
    Public - christine - Direct descendant - 20 August 2016

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20 August 2016christineHuntly WaikatoDirect descendant