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Leslie Donald Butt

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 39396 AWMM
  • Also known as
    L. D. Butt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Donald AWMM
  • Surname
    Butt AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    L. D. Butt AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 39396 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
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Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Came from Tauranga. Driver RNZASC before service in the Battalion. Poananga's Battalion. Deplaned Changi 24 Nov 65. Transport Platoon, HQ Company. Served as driver/storeman in Borneo 20 Jul - 2 Oct 66. Was initially issued with GSM 1962 but had to return the medal as his service was outside the qualification dates which ended on 11 August. It is not known if the medal was recovered. Returned to NZ 16 Nov 1967. Also served in South Vietnam deplaning Saigon 4 Dec 68 and served in V3 where he was appointed rifleman/MG Number until 1 Nov 69. Taken on Strength in W2 Company 1 Nov 69 (for six days) until 6 Nov 69 while awaiting return to Singapore. Re-posted to Transport Platoon. Emplaned Changi for return to NZ 28 Jul and deplaned NZ 29 Jul 70. Later LCpl, posted to A Platoon, 3 Transport Squadron, Burnham. Discharged Jun 1974. Served a further seven years in Territorial Force. Living in Western Australia 2002. Vietnam medals received 2 Feb 71. AWMM
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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, 18 May-1 October 1965, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.151-156 AWMM
      Incorrectly listed in Gurr as he did not received a BORNEO clasp as his service fell out of the cut off date AWMM
    • Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing AWMM

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