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Douglas Gerald Bamfield



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  • Forenames
    Douglas Gerald AWMM
  • Surname
    Bamfield AWMM
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  • Also known as
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    15366 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 December 1934 Operation Grapple (2021)
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Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    Borneo 1 September 1966 HMNZS Hickleton Officers
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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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  • Served with rank of LT in Operation Grapple on HMNZS Rotoiti from 27.7.1957 to 1.6.1959. Operation Grapple research by Arthur Venus and Gerry Wright (2021).

    HMNZS Hickleton 3rd Crew (June 1966- December 1966) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    Unknown Operation Grapple (2021)
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  • External links
  • References
    • This record was created from Operation Grapple research by Arthur Venus and Gerry Wright and kindly provided by Gerry Wright (2021). AWMM
    • Wright, G. C. (2007). We were there : Operation Grapple : the story of New Zealand's involvement in the British nuclear weapons tests at Christmas Island 1957-58. [Auckland, N.Z : Gerry Wright] AWMM
    • Yearly - Half - Yearly Returns - Nominal List of Officers Borneo [HMNZS Hickleton Officers], Archives NZ, Wellington, ABFK 7395 W4010 (R12457723) AWMM
    • Posting Record Card Public - Michael - Researcher - 23 January 2024 - RNZN Museum


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23 January 2024Michael AUCKLAND Researcher

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