Haere Desmond Hirini Born 10 March 1936 - Died 1 February 1968 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number463211 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMMRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 2 Company AWMM WarVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Lay a poppy 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 Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth10 March 1936 AWMM Place of birth Birth notes Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkation Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number463211 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsNew Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Embarkation body Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMMRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 2 Company AWMM 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 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 Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameKawerau Cemetery, Kawerau, New Zealand AWMM Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam. AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Haere Desmond Hirini by laying a poppy. Tame Hiri H. D. Hirini Haere Desmond 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 ReferenceAustralia's Vietnam Warhttps://vietnam.unsw.adfa.edu.au/Further 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. AWMMSubritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMMNew Zealand Herald 3 February 1968 s1, p1. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.