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David Nelson Wright

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 43223 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Vietnam Private AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company AWMM
  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Nelson AWMM
  • Surname
    Wright AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Vietnam 43223 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    30 August 1946 AWMM
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • 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
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 43223 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, Whiskey 3 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Vietnam Private AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Private David Wright sustained gunshot wounds to his back in an exchange with Vietnamese enemy on 30 January 1970 and was medically evacuated to Australia where he died three months later, on 19 March 1970, of a kidney infection and eventual failure, a direct result of complications of the wounds.

    Memorial Flag - Association to retain at mother's request.

    Private Wright's mother, Mrs Evelyn Kendall of Auckland, 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

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  • Age at death
    23 AWMM
  • Date of death
    19 March 1970 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Australia AWMM
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery name
    St Mary's Church, Esk Valley, St Andrews, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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