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Ian Alexander Beker

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 44458 AWMM
  • Also known as
    I. A. Beker AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ian Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Beker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    I. A. Beker AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 44458 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • 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
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 44458 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Queen's Service Medal (QSM) AWMM
    Ian Beker, of Invercargill, received the Queen's Service Medal for services to the community. Since 1991, Mr Beker has been the General Manager of Southland DisAbility Enterprises, a not-for-profit organisation providing employment and training services to disabled people. Under his leadership, it has grown from a small organisation into a large employer of people with disabilities working in recycling enterprises and markets. In 2008 Southland DisAbility Enterprises received the Environmental Innovators Award at the Environment Southland Annual Awards. He also developed the Transition to Work initiative, which supports young people moving from school to the workforce or tertiary education. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    Vietnam Gunner/Military Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    2nd Embarkation AWMM

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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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • 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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  • Praying for you
    Public - Bronwyn - Wife - 24 April 2020

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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24 April 2020BronwynInvercargill Wife
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