David Nelson Wright 30 August 1946 - 19 March 1970 Key details Contribute › Service number43223 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMMRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company AWMM WarRegular Military Service AWMMVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM 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 ForenamesDavid Nelson AWMM SurnameWright AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number43223 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth30 August 1946 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 status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarRegular Military Service AWMMVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number43223 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 bodyRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of woundsCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMMRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › 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 Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death23 AWMM Date of death19 March 1970 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathAustralia AWMM Death notesAustralia AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameSt Mary's ChurchEsk ValleySt AndrewsSouth CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember David Nelson Wright by laying a poppy. David Cyril Wright David Moncrieff Wright David Nelson Wright David Richard Wright David Thomson Wright Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of David Nelson Wright Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksVietnamWar.govt.nzhttp://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/Further ReferenceNew Zealand History online. New Zealand and the Vietnam War.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/vietnam-warFurther ReferenceW3 Company, RNZIR - Vietnam 1969-1970. Websitehttp://www.w3vietnam.org.nz/Further Reference DocumentsSubritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMMContact (Magazine of the New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association) AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.