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Haere Desmond Hirini

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 463211 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Haere Desmond Hirini AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Vietnam Private AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 2 Company AWMM
  • War
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Haere Desmond AWMM
  • Surname
    Hirini AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Haere Desmond Hirini AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 463211 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    10 March 1936 AWMM
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 463211 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 2 Company Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment 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, Victor 2 Company AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Listed in Roll of Honour of The ANZAC Battalion

    Haere Hirini resided in Kawerau and was buried at Kawerau. Memorial Flag - Presented to brother.

    Private Hirini's brothers Mr Leslie Hirini of Hamilton and Mr Patrick Hirini of Tauranga, 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 - Gunshot wound left shoulder AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    31 AWMM
  • Date of death
    1 February 1968 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Vietnam AWMM
  • Death notes
    Vietnam AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Kawerau Cemetery, Kawerau, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam. AWMM
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  • Obituary

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Newman, K. (Ed.). 1995. The ANZAC Battalion. Swanbourne, W.A.: John Burridge Military Antiques. AWMM
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      New Zealand Herald 3 February 1968 s1, p1. AWMM