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Ray McDonald

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  • Service number
    208405 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Gunner/Military AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment 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
    Ray AWMM
  • Surname
    McDonald AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    208405 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Havelock, Pelorous Sounds, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Havelock, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Canvastown, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W. McDonald (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    208405 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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  • Enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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 death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Gunner/Military AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with 2 New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1945

    Served with Jayforce 1946-47

    Served with Kayforce 1951-52

    Gunner McDonald's nephew, Mr Lawton Hakaraia 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

Death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    15 November 1952 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Accidental Death AWMM
  • Place of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery name
    United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    NZ Herald, 18 November 1952, p. 8. AWMM

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Sources

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
    • McGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). New Zealand and the Korean War (Vols. 1-2). Auckland, N.Z.; Wellington, N.Z.: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. AWMM
      pp. 371, 407. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      18 November 1952, p. 8. AWMM