Bryce Whangapirita 3 November 1928 - 23 June 1952 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 Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share 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 Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth3 November 1928 AWMM Place of birthRuatoriaEast CapeGisborneNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesRuatoriaGisborneNew Zealand AWMM Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkation Relationship status Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number206610 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Embarkation body Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notesAccidental DeathCause of Death AWMMAccidental drowning AWMM Report Last known rank Contribute › Last rankDriver AWMMRoyal New Zealand Army Service Corps AWMM Report 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 Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death23 AWMM Date of death23 June 1952 AWMM Cause of deathAccidental Death AWMM Place of deathImjin RiverKorea AWMM Death notesImjin RiverKorea AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameUnited Nations CemeteryPusanKorea AWMM Grave reference Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumHall of Memories. KoreaMalaya-Borneo. AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Report 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 Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.