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Robin John Church


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robin John AWMM
  • Surname
    Church AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Robbie AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 595412 AWMM
    • M595412 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    New PlymouthTaranaki Cemetery record
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 595412 AWMM
    • M595412 AWMM
  • Military service
    Royal New Zealand Military Police (RNZMP) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Corporal, 2 Bn NZ Regiment 1959/61, Perak, Malaya. Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 27 February 2020 - Shona Church, daughter.

Training and Enlistment

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


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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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Divinia (Dee).

    The dedication of an "enduring remembrance" within Trentham Camp for Robbie's long service to the Corps is planned for December 2015.

    Died in Papakura. MBE awarded AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    16 May 2015 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hawera Cemetery, Gladstone Street, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM RSA Block D, Plot 12663 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: The New Zealand Herald 18 May 2015 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Shona, daughter of Robbie and Dee Church. Still on my mind, both of you. Showing Robyne not only Koro's entry in the Cenotaph but also your write up in the book Service Lives Remembered, The Meritorious Service Medal in New Zealand.
    Love you
    Public - Shona - Direct descendant - 12 August 2017



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27 February 2020RoscoeAotearoaResearcher
12 August 2017ShonaAuckland, New ZealandDirect descendant
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