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Gordon Sutherland Watt

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 80166 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
    Vietnam Sergeant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, Services Medical Team AWMM
  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam Names Watt - Wright - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon Sutherland AWMM
  • Surname
    Watt AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Vietnam 80166 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    31 January 1941 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Edinburgh, Scotland AWMM
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown 158 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand AWMM
  • 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
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 80166 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary 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 Sergeant Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    New Zealand Services Medical Team (NZSMT) Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Royal New Zealand Air Force 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 Sergeant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, Services Medical Team AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Sergeant Watt was killed when he triggered a booby trap and incurred multiple fragment wounds.

    He was first buried at Ulu Pandan, Singapore, later exhumed and cremated and his ashes returned to New Zealand. His Memorial Flag was presented to his widow.

    Sergeant Watt's widow, Mrs Gael Keighley of New Plymouth, 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. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    29 AWMM
  • Date of death
    1 March 1970 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Vietnam AWMM
  • Death notes
    Vietnam AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Services Cremation Block B Plot 32 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam. AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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