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Kenneth Charles Fenton

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Portrait of Ken Fenton, 800115 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Adrian Barrett 1151-2040. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of Ken Fenton, 800115 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Adrian Barrett 1151-2040. CC-BY-NC-ND 4 …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Fenton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    K.C. Fenton AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 800115 AWMM
    • Vietnam 30202 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 December 1924 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1944 AWMM 53 Copeland St., Lower Hutt AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. E.H. Fenton, 53 Copeland St., Lower Hutt (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1944 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1944 2NZEF Nom. Roll 14, p.30 Soldier/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 14, p.30
    TrenthamUpper Hutt 2NZEF Nom. Roll 14, p.30
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served NZ Army 1942-1974. Commander New Zealand V Force based in Saigon 7 August 1968 to 30 July 1970. Read citation for National Order of the Republic of Vietnam 5th Class.

    Chief Engineer NZ Army and NZ Commander to Vietnam 1968-71. Served 32 years for his country. Source: Death Notice.

    Member of the Nelson RSA. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 December 2020 AWMM
    Age 95 AWMM
    Raumati BeachNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.30 AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • Hall, C. (2014). No front line : inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books. AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

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