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Rodney Stephen Dearing

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Delta Coy 2 NZ Regiment Malaya 1961. Left to right (Back Row). PTE CR King, PTE J Hemopo, PTE TP Doile, PTE ST Kira, PTE BB Neustroski, PTE F Karaka, PET CR Anaia, CPL RW Harris, PTE LA Harding, PTE MJ Ring, PTE PJ Edwards, L/CPL KW Merito, PTE KJ Kerr, PTE LJ Ford, PTE MJ Tehai, PTE H Talbot, PTE J Walker Grace, PTE T Rangitonga, PTE A Rewi, PTE D Gage, PTE RG Walley, PTE GJE Roberts, PTE D French. Second Row. PTE W Andrews, PTE JT Babbington, PTE H Fuller, PET JK Keremeta, PTE RB MacGillivray, PTE J Lavin, PTE JO Williams, L/CPL JR Gatenby, PTE CN Saunders, CPL N Kawha, PTE TC Topia, PTE BM Graham, PTE RT Ormsby, PTE JD Yardley, PTE T Terangi, CPL M Taia, PTE MW O'Brien, PTE AS Patterson, L/CPL FI Dalton, PTE RE Waldron, PTE E Mohi, PTE R Gardiner, PTE H Eketone, PTE GG McCorkindale. Third Row. PTE JP Kelly, PTE JC Tiller, PTE RW Kerr, PTE H Maheno, L/CPL JE Blakeway, L/CPL JM Richardson, PTE AH McCutcheon, PTE PS Crowhurst, PTE PM Gallacher, PTE TG Hoad, PTE JW Temoananui, PTE RD Simeon, PTE ST Solla, PTE RL Mitchell, PTE ATT White, L/CPL ES Cooper, L/CPL LR Wilson, PTE AI Wadsworth, L/CPL RA Howard, CPL MJ Maytum, PTE NS Vail, PTE NB Nash, PTE PW Brown, PTE G Kepa, CPL RJ Tetau, PTE H Koni, PTE DT Naera, CPL T Riri, PTE WA McGee, PTE EJG Ormsby, PTE TP Frost, SGT RCM Brown, LT BA Murphy, S/SGT EW Hanna, CAPT EV Braggins (2 IC Coy), MAJ JM Morris (OC D Coy), CSM PR Flood, LT RS Dearing, SGT RH Staniford, LT AR Fraser, SGT RP Withers, PTE J Cribb, PTE ST Kose, PTE ST Karu, PTE J Johnston, CPL TK Grey, PTE PA Lawson, SGT DWS Faulkner, CPL ST Paul, PTE TW Hemi, PTE WM Waru. Image kindly provided by Peter Gallacher (December 2020).

Delta Coy 2 NZ Regiment Malaya 1961. Left to right (Back Row). PTE CR King, PTE J Hemopo, PTE TP Doi …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rodney Stephen AWMM
  • Surname
    Dearing AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • R. S. Dearing AWMM
    • Rod AWMM
    • Rod Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 17 January 2018 - Dieppe Barracks history
  • Service number
    • Malaya 347348 AWMM
    • Vietnam 347348 AWMM
    • C347348 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 September 1938 AWMM
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  • Place of birth
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    NZ Force - South East Asia Public - Rosoce - Comrade - 25 January 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 347348 AWMM
    • Vietnam 347348 AWMM
    • C347348 AWMM
  • Military service
    • NZSAS Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 17 January 2018 - Dieppe Barracks history
    • Commander (Maj) 2 Det, 1 Ranger Sqn (NZSAS) Far East = Indonesian Confrontation (Borneo) Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 6 June 2018 - Dieppe Barracks History
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    • Lieutenant, (Delta Company) 2 Bn NZ Regiment 1959/61, Perak, Malaya. (Aitken Battalion) Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 13 October 2020 - Torrence – Nom Roll 59/61
    • Lieutenant, (Delta Company) 2 Bn NZ Regiment 1959/61, Perak, Malaya. (Aitken Battalion) Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 13 October 2020 - Torrence – Nom Roll 59/61

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Photo of 2Lt R.S. Dearing in The Officers, 2nd Battalion The New Zealand Regiment (Taiping, Malaya 1960)

    Photo of Lt R.S. Dearing in The Officers, 2nd Battalion The New Zealand Regiment (Malaya 1961) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 July 2014 Death Notice
    Death Notice
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    75 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 6 June 2018 - Dieppe Barracks History
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    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Cremated at Purewa Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 6 June 2018 - Dieppe Barracks History
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    • Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 12-14 July 2014 AWMM
    • DEARING, Rodney Stephen. C347348, NZ Army, Col. Passed away peacefully on Thursday 10 July 2014. Dearly loved husband of Margie, father of Sarah, Jamie, Jonathan and Matthew. Father-in-law of Tony, Emily, Alex and Momo. Grandfather of Bella and Max, Samuel and Isla and Ashleigh. Much loved and sadly missed. A service for Rod will be held at the All Saints Chapel, Purewa Crematorium, 100 St Johns Road, Meadowbank on Wednesday 16 July at 1.30pm. ... Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 6 June 2018 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/legacy/obituary-search.aspxdaterange=99999&firstname=rodney&lastname=dearing&countryid=12&stateid=all&affiliateid=all
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • An amazing father, grandfather, author and military man.
    Public - Matthew Maureen Ashleigh Abigail Nicholas - Child - 25 April 2020
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  • C347348 Rodney Stephen DEARING-NZSAS [MV, BV, VV] (Bn2IC 71/73) 10 July 2014 aged 75. Cremated at Purewa Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland 1072. LEST WE FORGET Rod was a well respected officer within the unit and army in general. One tough nut who served with the NZSAS in the Indonesian Confrontation (Borneo). Legend never forgotten by his comrades & whanau ONWARD & WDW
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 6 June 2018
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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
      p.272 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
    • Overseas postings and forces - New Zealand Force for Malaya Far East land forces - Officers, 1957-1971, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AD-W6W2564 36 part 3. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll 2NZ Regiment 1959-1961. Kindly provided by Alan (Archie) Dawson February 2021. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • Fry, P., & New Zealand. Army. Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Battalion, 1st. (1983). The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment : Journal / [P.J. Fry, editor] (25th anniversary commemorative ed.). Singapore: The Regiment. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 October 2020RoscoeNZResearcher
25 April 2020Matthew Maureen Ashleigh Abigail Nicholas AucklandChild
25 January 2020RosoceAotearoaComrade

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