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William Edward Broughton



  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Broughton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Bill AWMM
    • W. E. Broughton AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 40825 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 March 1942 AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Death
    18 November 2016 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Death Notice

    William Edward (Billy-Bro):
    On November 18, 2016, suddenly at home, aged 74 years. Beloved soulmate of Yolanda, loved father of Anne and Robert (R.J.), loved brother of Nita Te Kahu, beloved Koro and inspiration of Jessee James, in spirit his loving nephew Manfred James (Vietnam), beloved son of the late Bill and Baby, and June Waaka, beloved nephew of Awhina Waaka, and Mary Hoskins. Special thanks to his whanau, family, friends, and colleagues for their love and support over the years. A Tangi for William will be held at Waipapa-a-iwi Mohaka Marae, on Wednesday, November 30, at 11.00am.
    The Press from Nov. 21 to Nov. 26, 2016 AWMM
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  • A40825 William Edward (Billy Bro) BROUGHTON [BV,W1,V2] (7 Plt Sgt 78/79, 9 Plt Sgt 79/80) 18 November 2016 aged 74. Cremated at Harewood Crematorium, Wilkinson Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8051 [-43.46447, 172.58457] LEST WE FORGET Billy Bro is a legend among the 1 RNZIR boys, treated everybody with kindness and respect no matter who you were and where your were from ONWARD



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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
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 8 May 1964, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.139-150 AWMM
    • Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing AWMM
    • Medals and Stars - General Service Medals Borneo - Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R12456000) AWMM

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