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Malcolm Lindsay Sutherland

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  • Service number
    41081 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Vietnam Private AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 5 Company AWMM
  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
a scan of a group photo taken in Vietnam in 1970 - This image may be subject to copyright restrictions.
Malcolm Sutherland - KIA 31-10-1970 - Vietnam

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Malcolm Lindsay AWMM
  • Surname
    Sutherland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    41081 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    20 October 1944 AWMM
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Vietnam Soldier AWMM
  • 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
    41081 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    Vietnam Unknown AWMM
  • 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 Company Ministry for Culture and Heritage
      Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment AWMM
    • Vietnam Private AWMM
      Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment AWMM
      Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 5 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
    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 5 Company AWMM
    • Malcolm was a Lance Corporal at the time of his death Public - Alan - Comrade - 22 January 2015 - I have a photo of Malcolm's grave stone. I also served with Malcolm in Vietnam and know he was a l/cpl

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Sustained fatal gunshot wound to back in enemy contact.

    Memorial Flag - Presented to family AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    25 AWMM
  • Date of death
    31 October 1970 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Vietnam AWMM
  • Death notes
    Vietnam AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Ruru Lawn Cemetery, off Ruru Road, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Block 1D, Plot 148 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam. AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • There are no winners in war, but soldiers are prepared to lay down their lives so that others may live in freedom & democracy. Politicians start wars, soldiers finish them. Lest we Forget.
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 17 April 2017
  • Mal I think of you and the good times we had in Malaya , was very sad to learn of your death a few years ago RIP Mate
    Public - George - Comrade - 30 July 2016
  • There are no winners in war with a loss of a son, brother or uncle. The family carry the memories of a fallen soldier through their lives.
    Public - Matthew - Other Relative - 23 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
      New Zealand Herald dated 23 January 1999, p 1, for the results of an enquiry into the incident in which Private Sutherland died. A copy of the article is in the Armoury, Auckland Museum vertical file. AWMM
    • New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association Inc. AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
17 April 2017RoscoeAuckland, New ZealandComrade
30 July 2016GeorgeBrisbane AustraliaComrade
23 April 2015MatthewChristchurchOther Relative
22 January 2015AlanCambridge WaikatoComrade