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Neil Lewis Richards

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  • Service number
    Malaya 625776 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Shorty AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This image may be subject to copyright

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This i …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Neil Lewis AWMM
  • Surname
    Richards AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Shorty AWMM
  • Service number
    Malaya 625776 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 January 1941 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • 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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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Malaya 625776 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in road accident. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Hazel and Bill Richards.

    Formerly buried in Malaysia. Returned to New Zealand as part of the Te Auraki Repatriation Project in 2018. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 January 1963 Wanganui Chronicle 17/8/18
    MalayaMalaysia Wanganui Chronicle 17/8/18
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Aramoho Cemetery, Aramoho, Whanganui AWMM Plot 555, RSA Lawn C, 9 AWMM
    • Aramoho Cemetery AWMM Reinterment AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice (Repatriation): Whanganui Chronicle, 17 August 2017. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Hall of Memories II, Malaya Borneo, Auckland War Memorial Museum AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Zaryd Wilson, 'Neil Richards home 55 years after being killed in service', Whanganui Chronicle, 23 August 2018
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/whanganui-chronicle/news/neil-richards-home-55-years-after-being-killed-in-service/MXPPQG63MBYYU7LEWHEX4RXB5U/
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
      p.359 AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM
    • DECEASED, 1 NZ Regiment, 1961-63 – Internet resource. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM

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