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Richard George Long

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  • Service number
    • 248437 AWMM
    • 203631 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM
      Royal New Zealand Artillery AWMM
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM
      Royal New Zealand Air Force AWMM
    • Post WW2 Warrant Officer AWMM
      Royal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment AWMM
  • War
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
    • Jayforce, 1945-1948 AWMM
    • 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
    Richard George AWMM
  • Surname
    Long AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 248437 AWMM
    • 203631 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    30 August 1920 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown Howard Road, Taradale, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs K. Long (mother), Pacific House, Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs K. Long (mother), Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
    • Jayforce, 1945-1948 AWMM
    • Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • 248437 AWMM
    • 203631 AWMM
  • Military service
    • New Zealand Army AWMM
    • 1942-1943 2 New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) 1943-45 AWMM
  • 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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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • WW2 
      Gunner AWMM
      Royal New Zealand Artillery AWMM
      Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • Post WW2 Unknown AWMM
      Royal New Zealand Air Force AWMM
      Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, JayForce AWMM
    • Vessel was Ormonde AWMM
      Warrant Officer AWMM
      163 Battery AWMM
      Kayforce AWMM

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM
      Royal New Zealand Artillery AWMM
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM
      Royal New Zealand Air Force AWMM
    • Post WW2 Unknown AWMM
      Warrant Officer AWMM
      Royal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with 2 New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1942-43

    Served with Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) 1943-45

    Served with Kayforce 1950-51

    Educated at King Edward Technical College, Dunedin. During WWII he served with the artillery in the Pacific, 1942-43. In 1943-45 he trained as a pilot in the Air Force in New Zealand and Canada. After the war he was a farmer at Taradale, near Napier.

    1942 onwards he had been in the grocery business at Ponsonby.

    Warrant Officer Long was killed in an ambush at Samnangjin-ni.

    Prime Minister Helen Clark and Defence Minister Mark Burton presented the New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM) to next of kin of New Zealanders who were killed or died in military operations since 1945 at a ceremony at Parliament 3 September 2003.

    The New Zealand Operational Service Medal was received on his behalf by his cousin Mrs Lois Burleigh of Wellington. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    30 AWMM
  • Date of death
    13 January 1951 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Samnangjin-ni, Korea AWMM
  • Death notes
    Samnangjin-ni, thirty-three kilometres south of Miryang on the main Miryang-Pusan Road, 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
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald, 17 January 1951, p. 6. AWMM

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • K-Force nominal roll : embarked for Korea on 'Ormonde' on 10 December 1950 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 235 AWMM
    • 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. 67-8, 77, 406, 424 n13 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol. 3 p. 615 ref [203] AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      17 January 1951, p. 6. AWMM