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John Louis Gurnick

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  • Service number
    483256 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Vietnam Private AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company, 3 Platoon AWMM
  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
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Identity

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

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    9 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

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  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    483256 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary 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 3 Company Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    V-Force 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 Private AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company, 3 Platoon 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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  • Age at death
    21 AWMM
  • Date of death
    29 May 1970 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Vietnam AWMM
  • Death notes
    Vietnam AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Pukekohe Cemetery, Wellington Street, Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam. AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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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