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Ratahi Daniel Curtis

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Dan CURTIS - PTSU early 1980's

Dan CURTIS - PTSU early 1980's

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ratahi Daniel AWMM
  • Surname
    Curtis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Jack AWMM
    • R. D. Curtis AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 40510 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    • Iwi Māori AWMM
    • Ngati Tumatauenga Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 12 May 2021 - Whanau
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 August 1941 AWMM
  • 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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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    The New Zealand Operational Service Medal,
    The General Service Medal (1962) with clasps ‘Borneo’ and ‘Malay Peninsula’,
    The Vietnam Medal,
    The New Zealand General Service Medal 1992 (Warlike) with clasp ‘Vietnam’,
    The New Zealand Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with first clasp,
    The New Zealand Defence Service Medal with clasp ‘Regular’,
    The Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal, and
    The Vietnamese Campaign Medal. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 11 May 2021 - Statement of Service dated 23Dec20

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 Lance Corporal/Military Ministry for Culture and Heritage 1st Australian Task Force AWMM
      2nd Embarkation AWMM
    • Borneo Private AWMM New Zealand Special Air Service, 4 Troop AWMM Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment AWMM
    • 1st Embarkation = Private, 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1 RNZIR), Terendak Camp, Malacca, Malaysia 1963/65. (Indonesian Confrontation; 'Malay Peninsular' 1Apr64-17May64 & 'Borneo' 24May65/23Oct65). Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 11 May 2021 - Statement of Service dated 23Dec20
    • 2nd Embarkation = Lance Corporal, Detachment 1, 4 Troop, 1st Ranger Squadron, New Zealand Special Air Service, 1 ATF, Nui Dat, South Vietnam 12Dec68/12Dec69. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 11 May 2021 - Statement of Service dated 23Dec20
    • 3rd Embarkation = Lance Corporal, Detachment 3, 4 Troop, 1st Ranger Squadron, New Zealand Special Air Service, 1 ATF, Nui Dat, South Vietnam 13Dec70/24Feb71. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 11 May 2021 - Statement of Service dated 23Dec20
    • 4th Embarkation = Corporal, 9 Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1 RNZIR), Dieppe Barracks, Singapore May74/May76. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 11 May 2021 - Statement of Service dated 23Dec20

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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    • Wounded in action, 15 October 1969 – fall from extraction rope after helicopter crashed due to engine failure. PJI and transferred to RNZAF. Died of heart failure after heart transfer operation. Buried at Wharerangi Cemetery, 42 Fryer Rd, Poraiti, Napier 4182. AWMM
    • Died of a heart attack a few months after a triple coronary artery bypass graft. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 12 May 2021 - Whanau
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1990 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • 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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Roll of Honour

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  • moe mai ra <3
    Public - Hanali - Child - 16 September 2016
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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
    • 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

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12 May 2021RoscoeNZComrade
16 September 2016HanaliPukekohe, New ZealandChild

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