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Kenneth Horomai Harding

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  • Service number
    • Vietnam 388811 AWMM
    • Vietnam 388111 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Kenneth Horomia AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Vietnam Private AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 6 Company AWMM
  • War
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, World War 2 Roll of Honour, names: Arona - Moa (supplied by G.A. Fortune in 2008.) - Image has All Rights Reserved
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Horomai AWMM
  • Surname
    Harding AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kenneth Horomia AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 388811 AWMM
    • Vietnam 388111 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    26 February 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 388811 AWMM
    • Vietnam 388111 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, Victor 6 Company 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Vietnam Private AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 6 Company AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Buried at Waima Valley, Hokianga.

    Memorial Flag - Presented to family 25 November 1989

    Private Harding's mother, Mrs Annie Harding of Waima and his sister Mrs Susan Mokaraka of Kaikohe, 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

    Died of Wounds - sustained gunshot wounds to head in enemy contact. AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
    23 AWMM
  • Date of death
    24 June 1971 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Vietnam AWMM
  • Death notes
    1 Australian Field Hospital, South Vietnam AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam. AWMM
    • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Obituary

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  • ANZAC Day 2017 Tears are shed often in your memory, Bro. Lest we forget They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. E kore ratou e koroheketia Penei i a tatou kua mahue nei E kore hoki ratou e ngoikore Ahakoa pehea i nga ahuatanga o te wa. I te hekenga atu o te ra Tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata Ka maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou.
    Public - Annie TeWaihoroi - Sibling - 25 April 2017
  • ANZAC DAY 2017 Tears shed often in your memory. Taken far too soon, Bro. Lest we forget They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. E kore ratou e koroheketia Penei i a tatou kua mahue nei E kore hoki ratou e ngoikore Ahakoa pehea i nga ahuatanga o te wa. I te hekenga atu o te ra Tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata Ka maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou.
    Public - Annie TeWaihoroi - Sibling - 25 April 2017
  • arohanui cuz from me and the reihana ruka whanau.
    Public - peter - Other relative - 14 May 2016
  • Ken and I trained together in Waioru. He went to infantry and I to the Artillery. I was in Vietnam when Ken's company arrived and often meant to get over to see him. I left it too late and for that I'm eternally saddened. I remember Ken as a quiet and friendly man. Someone I was proud to know. ANZAC day to me is solely about him. One day I will make that visit. To his grave.
    Public - Alan - Comrade - 25 April 2016
  • The years pass and I remember your smile the leaves fall from the trees and I smile moe moe ra te tuakana
    Public - Queenie - Sibling - 25 November 2015
  • Much love to the unks from us
    Public - Kawe - 20 March 2015
  • Kia Ora uncle, Always in our hearts, always on our mind, until we meet in the heavens above we love you always and 4 ever. Love you always uncle Horo Xoxo Your niece Annie and whanau
    Public - Annie - Other Relative - 20 March 2015
  • love you uncle from chelzie mischewski ,justin mischewski & clinton mischewski also rest in peace and love from your sister margaret harding and bro jj mischewski!xoxoxo
    Public - chelzie - Other Relative - 20 March 2015
  • Always thinking of you uncle. Love you x
    Public - Lesley Erana - Other Relative - 14 March 2015

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25 April 2017Annie TeWaihoroiBrisbane AustraliaSibling
14 May 2016peteraucklandOther relative
25 April 2016AlanChristchurch New Zealand Comrade
25 November 2015QueenieHokianga NZSibling
20 March 2015KaweMosgiel New ZealandOther