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Cyril John Laing

  • Service number
    • Korea 206628 AWMM
    • Korea 6984 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Cyril Joseph AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cyril John AWMM
  • Surname
    Laing AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Cyril Joseph AWMM
  • Service number
    • Korea 206628 AWMM
    • Korea 6984 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    23 May 1922 Public - Allan - Researcher - 19 January 2021 - BDM Registers
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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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 with the Royal New Zealand Navy - Able Seaman 6984, from the 15 April 1943 to 26 March 1946 on defensively equipped merchant ships and Minesweepers. Enlisted with the Kayforce 3rd Reinforcements, Embarked on Wanganella on the 31 Jan 1952 for Sydney. Marched in to Glenfield Military Camp, Sydney. Embarked at Sydney on the Troopship MV Devonshire on 5 March 1952 for Kure, Japan, arrived 18 March 1952. Disembarked Korea 12 April 1953. Served with 16th Field Regiment . Emplaned Iwakuni 24 October 1953 for return to New Zealand, deplaned 28 October 1953 from TEAL flight via Sydney. (Chamberlain, 238).

    In the New Zealand Korea Roll name is Cyril Joesph Laing, on Cemetery Record from Manawatu District Council name is Cyril John Laing. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    12 October 2001 Manawatu District Council
    Age 79 AWMM
    FeildingManawatu-Wanganui Manawatu District Council
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Plot 22, Row 201. RSA Block. Feilding Cemetery AWMM
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  • Obituary
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Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      p.238 AWMM
    • Royal New Zealand Navy List (c.1921-c.1970) - kindly provided by Ralph McNabb. AWMM

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19 January 2021AllanFeildingResearcher

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