John Louis Gurnick Born 9 July 1948 - Died 29 May 1970 PDF Print Share Key details Service number483256 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMMRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company, 3 Platoon AWMM WarRegular Military Service AWMMVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Portrait of John Gurnick- This image may be subject to copyr … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Title ForenamesJohn Louis AWMM SurnameGurnick AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number483256 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Date of birth9 July 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 WarRegular Military Service AWMMVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number483256 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Medals and AwardsNew Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Embarkation details Prisoner of war Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Last rankPrivate AWMMRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company, 3 Platoon AWMM Biographical information Biographical information 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 2003Killed in Action - mine explosion; buried at Pukekohe AWMM Death About death Age at death21 AWMM Date of death29 May 1970 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathVietnam AWMM Death notesVietnam AWMM Cemetery namePukekohe Cemetery, Wellington Street, Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM Grave reference Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam. AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Sources Sources External linksVietnamWar.govt.nzhttp://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/Further ReferenceNew Zealand History online. New Zealand and the Vietnam War.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/vietnam-warFurther ReferenceVietnam List. Personal pagehttp://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/veteran/pte-jl-gurnickFurther ReferenceW3 Company, RNZIR - Vietnam 1969-1970. Websitehttp://www.w3vietnam.org.nz/Further ReferenceAustralia's Vietnam Warhttps://vietnam.unsw.adfa.edu.au/Further 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.