Raymond Herbert Mortimer 14 November 1929 - 14 September 1952 Key details Contribute › Service number208611 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeGunner AWMMRoyal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment AWMM WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM 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 ForenamesRaymond Herbert AWMM SurnameMortimer AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number208611 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth14 November 1929 AWMM Place of birthBluffSouthlandSouth IslandNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesBluffSouthlandNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentShearer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMBluffNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs T. Mortimer (mother)BluffNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 12 July 1952 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number208611 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsPost WW2 AWMM12 July 1952 AWMM Embarkation bodyPost WW2 AWMM12 July 1952 AWMMKayforce AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of woundsCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankGunner AWMMRoyal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › "Gunner T. O'Neil [sic], of New Lynn, Auckland, who was reported killed in action on Saturday, lost his life while fetching a stretcher for a badly wounded comrade. The man he was trying to help, Gunner R.H. Mortimer, of Bluff, died of wounds yesterday.A third man, Gunner W. Lavery, of Napier, was wounded in the leg during the same enemy shelling. All three were serving in Korea with the 16th New Zealand Field Regiment.A memorial service for Gunner O'Neil [sic] was held in his troop area by the senior chaplain with K-Force, the Rev. R.H. McKenzie, says an Army Information Service report. Gunner O'Neil [sic] had been flash spotting with Commonwealth infantry for some three weeks, and was brought back to his troop only a few days ago for a well-earned rest.Gunner Mortimer, who was wounded by the first shell to fall in the area, was evacuated to a field ambulance unit and from there taken by helicopter to an American field hospital. He joined the regiment in July." (NZ Herald, 17 September 1952, p. 8)"The regiment's worst experience of shelling occured on 13th September 1952, when at least fifty enemy guns worked over the 28 Brigade area for two hours. Some of the 700 incoming shells fell on E Troop, wounding two gunners, R.H. Mortimer and William Lavery. Gunner T.M. O'Neill was killed by another shell as he went to get a stretcher, and Mortimer succumbed to his wounds next day." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 241) AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death22 AWMM Date of death14 September 1952 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathKorea AWMM Death notesKorea AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameUnited Nations CemeteryPusanKorea AWMM Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumHall of Memories. KoreaMalaya-Borneo. AWMM Memorial reference ObituaryObituary: New Zealand Herald, 17 September 1952, p. 8 AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Raymond Herbert Mortimer by laying a poppy. Noel Patrick Mortimer Percy James Mortimer Raymond Herbert Mortimer Richard Mortimer William Mortimer Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Raymond Herbert Mortimer 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 DocumentsMcGibbon, 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. AWMMIan McGibbon, New Zealand and the Korean War, Volume II: Combat Operations, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1996, pp. 241, 371, 408. AWMMThe New Zealand Herald AWMMObituary: New Zealand Herald, 17 September 1952, p. 8 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.