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William Spence

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Portrait of William Spence in uniform. Image kindly provided by John Forrest (Oct 2022).

Portrait of William Spence in uniform. Image kindly provided by John Forrest (Oct 2022).

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Spence AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    Malaya J78599 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 August 1930 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
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    Malaya J78599 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    27 December 1956 AWMM
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  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Did about 8 years in the RAF stationed in Manchester and Cyprus. He was in the RAF about 1947 to 1955. He came to New Zealand after being recruited at London House. He did a recruit cse at Taieri then posted to Ohakea. 1956 to 1962 at Ohakea. 1962 to 1965 in Fiji then back to Ohakea. In 1966 he did 6 months in Malaya and Singapore for the confrontation. 1969 he was posted to Auckland until retiring in 1980 as Firemaster. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    11 September 2022 AWMM
    Age 92 AWMM
    WhanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • Hall, C. (2014). No front line : inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books. AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM

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