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Alan Guy Armstrong

10 Platoon D Company 2NZ Regiment Malaya 1959-1961 Taiping camp. Backrow: Pte M. Ring, W. Brown, C. Anania, B. Graham, P. Gallacher, A. McCutcheon, L. Hoad, J. Keremata, C. Saunders, R. Gardiner. Middle Row: Pte S. Karu, E.J.G. Ormsby, J. Johnson, C. Koni, G. Kepa, F. Karaka, J. Cribb, C. Tiller, J. Walker-Grace. Front row: Pte T.P. Frost, L/cpl J. Richardson, L/cpl L. Wilson, Cpl M. Maytum, Lt B. A. Murphy, Sgt R.C.M. Brown, Cpl T. K. Grey, L/cpl K.W. Merito, Pte D. Naera. Inset Capt. A.G. Armstrong, Pte D. French (radio operator from Signals Platoon).

10 Platoon D Company 2NZ Regiment Malaya 1959-1961 Taiping camp. Backrow: Pte M. Ring, W. Brown, C. …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan Guy AWMM
  • Surname
    Armstrong AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • A. G. Armstrong AWMM
    • Alan AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 329183 AWMM
    • Malaya 329183 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
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About birth

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  • Birth
    20 April 1933 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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    Malaya 12 October 1959 AWMM
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  • Served 1959-1961. Source:

    Photo of Lt A.G. Armstrong in The Officers, 2nd Battalion The New Zealand Regiment (Taiping, Malaya 1960)

    Photo of Capt A.G. Armstrong in The Officers, 2nd Battalion The New Zealand Regiment (Malaya 1961) AWMM


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  • Death
    17 August 2011 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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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
    • Last Post - New Zealand Malaya Veterans Association AWMM
    • Overseas postings and forces - New Zealand Force for Malaya Far East land forces - Officers, 1957-1971, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AD-W6W2564 36 part 3. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll 2NZ Regiment 1959-1961. Kindly provided by Alan (Archie) Dawson February 2021. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • Fry, P., & New Zealand. Army. Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Battalion, 1st. (1983). The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment : Journal / [P.J. Fry, editor] (25th anniversary commemorative ed.). Singapore: The Regiment. AWMM
    • FARELF Nominal Roll Part 1 1958-1961 - Archives New Zealand, Wellington, CAJN CH189/Box70 41/4/11 (R21234083) AWMM

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