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John Rua Kirikiri Te Puni

A COY 1NZ REGT: MALAYA 1963. Back Row: L-R JH Albert, Pte PC Fraser, Pte CJ Wicholson, Pte O Haddon, L/Cpl GF Chapman, Pte RJ Smith, Pte SF Ashby, Pte PE Savage, Pte PR Wichtman, Pte DB TeMoni, Pte TJL Phillips, Pte LG Laverty, Pte CJS Topia, Cpl T Dickson, Pte SG Shepherd, Pte RL Fosbender
Fourth Row: L-R Pte RK Tuhaka, Pte R Mathews, Cpl RT Christie, Pte FP Gage, Pte R Wilson, Pte E Phillips, L/cpl RJ Hughes, Pte PC Hawkins, Pte GC Watson, Pte GM Jones, Pte AR Peters, Pte TKC Harrison, Pte AF Baker, L/cpl CL Mackie, Pte RL Baker, Cpl LD Hornbrook, Pte NB Turvey, Pte KJ Edney L/cpl RK Wicksteed
Third Row: L-R L/cpl N Gardner, Pte W Anderson, Pte LF Cootes, Pte J George, Pte AW Hopwood, Pte J Panoho, Pte MG Wolland, Pte MP Ngahoota, Pte R Tauroa, Pte PW Wharehingam Pte BE Cribb, Pte AG Crowe, Pte JHT Manihera, Pte HD Manihera, Pte GCD Wolland, Pte TR Rangitonga, Pte ME Thomson, Pte R Davies, Pte Taipari, Pte KM Williams, Pte RC Lennane
Second Bow: L-R Pte MJH Sheehan, Pte WH Morris, Cpl W Paipa, Cpl A Apiata, Cpl S Morunga, Pte B Clotworthy, Pte W Puketapu, Pte JR Brown, Pte J Poutawa, Pte B Needham, Pte LW Oakwell, Pte H Hamilton, Pte R Christie, Pte LU Potaka, L/cpl JM Delaney, Pte JG Stevenson, Pte LH Healey, L/cpl H Timu, Pte JEB Featonby, Pte ME Dawson, Pte R Ngatai
First Row: L-R L/cpl KN Thom, Pte BJ Sargent, Pte AS Dixon, Pte RKK TePuni, Sgt MC MacDonald, S/sgt DJ McFarlane, Lt WPB Brady, Lt PDR Browne, Capt RV Richards, Maj J Brooke, WOII DF Williams, Lt NA Kotua, 2Lt MJS Winton, Sgt AJ Don, Sgt M Ranginui, Pte BT Thompson, Pte WP Blacklock, L/cpl TE McLean, Cpl R Day. Image kindly provided by Bill Russell, Vice President of the Malayan Veterans Association (December 2020).

A COY 1NZ REGT: MALAYA 1963. Back Row: L-R JH Albert, Pte PC Fraser, Pte CJ Wicholson, Pte O Haddon, …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Rua Kirikiri AWMM
  • Surname
    Te Puni AWMM
  • Ingoa
    Rua Kirikiri "John" Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 6 April 2021 - BDM#2011/22518
  • Also known as
    John AWMM
  • Service number
    Malaya 37875 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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    31 August 2011 RSA Last Post/Cemetery Record
    GisborneNew Zealand RSA Last Post/Cemetery Record
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    Taruheru Cememetery AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
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    • DECEASED, 1 NZ Regiment, 1961-63 – Internet resource. AWMM
    • Clamp, B., Clamp, D., & 1st Battalion the New Zealand Regiment (1957-59) Association. (2007). 1st battalion the New Zealand regiment (1957-59) association 50th anniversary: the first of the first. B. Clamp. AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • Malayan Veterans Assn. (2004-). Selamat : Newsletter of the Malayan Veterans' Association Inc. AWMM

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