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Bryce Whangapirita

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  • Service number
    206610 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Driver AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps AWMM
  • War
    Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bryce AWMM
  • Surname
    Whangapirita AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    206610 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    3 November 1928 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Ruatoria, East Cape, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Ruatoria, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    206610 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
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Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental drowning AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Driver AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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
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Death

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  • Age at death
    23 AWMM
  • Date of death
    23 June 1952 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Accidental Death AWMM
  • Place of death
    Imjin River, Korea AWMM
  • Death notes
    Imjin River, Korea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM
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  • Obituary

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Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-war
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Second 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. AWMM
    • Second 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. AWMM
      McGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). pp. 268, 371, 413. AWMM