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Julian Ballance

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 42785 AWMM
  • Also known as
    J. Ballance AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Julian AWMM
  • Surname
    Ballance AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    J. Ballance AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 42785 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 March 1946 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 42785 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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    Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
    NZ Gazette Number 56 dated 17 September 1970 Citation Second Lieutenant Ballance graduated from the Officer Cadet School, Portsea, on 7th June 1968 and was allotted to the Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps. He was attached to B Squadron 3rd Cavalry Regiment in South Vietnam on 10th May 1969. On the 5th August 19691 , Second Lieutenant Ballance was in command of an ambush of six armoured personnel carriers on the coast near the Nui Tam Bo hills. At approximately 2030 hours an enemy armed party approached his position. As the enemy had stopped just on the edge of the killing ground he decided to initiate the ambush. As soon as the claymores fired he gave orders for the three armoured personnel carriers, including his own to charge down the beach into the enemy. The enemy party was so surprised by this quick action that a total of 15 were killed out of a party of 25. In this and other engagements against the enemy Second Lieutenant Ballance displayed above average leadership qualities. In his duties as a troop officer he always produced excellent results. His efforts over a period of twelve months are a credit to him and a fine example to all. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Read citation for MID. Served in NZ Army 1966-1980. 2 Cav Regt 1969/70. RNZAF 1980 as Sqn Ldr until 1987. Killed in MVA near Albany. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 June 1988 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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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