Haere Desmond Hirini 10 March 1936 - 1 February 1968 Key details Contribute › Service number463211 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMMRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 2 Company AWMM WarVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait - This image may be subject to copyright AWMM View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesHaere Desmond AWMM SurnameHirini AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number463211 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth10 March 1936 AWMM Place of birth Birth notes Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkation Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number463211 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsNew Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Embarkation body Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Report Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMMRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 2 Company AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Listed in Roll of Honour of The ANZAC BattalionHaere 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 2003Killed in Action - Gunshot wound left shoulder AWMM Read more Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death31 AWMM Date of death1 February 1968 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathVietnam AWMM Death notesVietnam AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameKawerau CemeteryKawerauNew Zealand AWMM Grave reference Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumHall of Memories. Vietnam. AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember Haere Desmond Hirini by laying a poppy. Tame Hiri H. D. Hirini Haere Desmond Hirini Haimona Hirini Hone Hirini Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Haere Desmond Hirini Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand History online. New Zealand and the Vietnam War.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/vietnam-warFurther ReferenceNew Zealand History online. New Zealand and the the Vietnam War.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/vietnam-warFurther Reference DocumentsNewman, K. (Ed.). 1995. The ANZAC Battalion. Swanbourne, W.A.: John Burridge Military Antiques. AWMMSubritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMMThe New Zealand Herald AWMMSubritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMMThe New Zealand Herald AWMMNew Zealand Herald 3 February 1968 s1, p1. AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.