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Ian James Nathan


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ian James AWMM
  • Surname
    Nathan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Korea 208101 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Korea 208101 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
    Korea Student teacher/Civilian Chamberlain
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Attached to the Workshop Platoon by Qantas and was then promoted during his service by Korea from Sub Corporal to Temporary Sergeant, then Staff Sergeant, and finally Warrant Officer, he then became Workshop Warrant Officer. He was also apart of the Territorial Force, 3rd Company, Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps, and then later changed to the Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 163 Battery, and 3 Infantry Workshops 1965-74. He later became Major and recieved a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma Teaching, Royal New Zealand Army Education Corps, and later went on to earn a Masters of Arts and a Masters of Education. (Chamberlain, p. 301). AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1 February 2020 AWMM
    Age 93 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Obituary
    The New Zealand Herald, 4th February to 6th February. NATHAN, Ian James. 208101 RNZASC Major Korea. On Saturday, 1 February 2020, Ian passed away peacefully in Hamilton, aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of Barbara. A much-loved Dad and cherished Grandad and great-grandfather. AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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