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Peter James Mollinson

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  • Service number
    14747 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Last rank
    Telegraphist AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Royalist 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
    Peter James AWMM
  • Surname
    Mollinson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    14747 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    21 December 1937 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Whakatane, Eastern Bay of Plenty, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    14747 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Telegraphist AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Royalist AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Was a regular serviceman prior to serving with the navy

    Served with the Royal New Zealand Navy 1953-57

    Served in HMNZS Royalist 1957

    "Shortly after Petersen [Major H.W.R. Petersen] assumed duty [September 1957], the cruiser HMNZS Royalist arrived in Korean waters as part of a Commonwealth Naval Squadron and was attached to the UN Command for a week. During this time New Zealand's last casualty in Korea occurred, when Telegraphist P.J. Mollinson fell ill and died on 29 October 1957." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 359) AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
    19 AWMM
  • Date of death
    29 October 1957 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of Disease AWMM
  • Place of death
    Korea AWMM
  • Death notes
    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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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
    Ian McGibbon, New Zealand and the Korean War, Volume II: Combat Operations, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1996, pp. 359, 372, 408. AWMM