Bryce Whangapirita Born 3 November 1928 - Died 23 June 1952 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number206610 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeDriver AWMMRoyal New Zealand Army Service Corps AWMM WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Lay a poppy Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malay … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesBryce AWMM SurnameWhangapirita AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number206610 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth3 November 1928 AWMM Place of birthRuatoria, East Cape, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesRuatoria, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMWellington, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkation Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number206610 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards 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 notesAccidental Death, Cause of Death AWMMAccidental drowning AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankDriver AWMMRoyal New Zealand Army Service Corps AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Served with Kayforce 1951-52"The men of the Workshops Platoon were particularly comfortable, being able to use their facilities to build a shower unit, frames for mosquito nets, and other amenities, as well as putting electric lighting in their tents. They were close to the Imjin, and during summer were able to swim regularly. Steps were taken to minimize the risks after a tragedy on 23 June, when Driver Bryce Whangapirita got into difficulties while swimming across the river and drowned." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 268) AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death23 AWMM Date of death23 June 1952 AWMM Cause of deathAccidental Death AWMM Place of deathImjin River, Korea AWMM Death notesImjin River, Korea AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameUnited Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Bryce Whangapirita by laying a poppy. Wilfred Whalley Ihaka Whanga Bryce Whangapirita David George Whare John Whare Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Bryce Whangapirita Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-warFurther Reference DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMMcGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). pp. 268, 371, 413. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.