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Trevor Ian Doel


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Trevor Ian AWMM
  • Surname
    Doel AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    T. I. Doel AWMM
  • Service number
    • 213172 AWMM
    • J213172 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Drummer/Military AWMM
  • Enlistment
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  • Age on enlistment


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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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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 'Trevor served with the 1st NZ Regt 1963-1965. 1NZ Regt became 1RNZIR on 1 April 1964 and are sometimes affectionally known as the “Originals.” Bandmaster Les Mooney had inherited a full Drum Corps of over 12 drummers from the previous Bandmaster WO2 Jim Carson. Trevor was an enthusiastic member of the Drum Corps and accompanied the battalion band to Sarawak for 4 months in July 1965. I served alongside Trevor in a later battalion. My memory is a bit faded, and I thought he was an orderly room clerk, perhaps he sung in our church choir or took a role in a stage show at Slim School. Anyway we certainly caught up with each other in Papakura Camp over the years. Trevor also served in HQ NZ Force Vietnam, and was present at the 1RNZIR Band concert on the roof of the Free World Military Headquarters building on 1 November 1969. This concert was followed by a famous party at the Military Police HQ Saigon. Dozens of stories have emerged from this night in Saigon, and I think every bandsman has his favourite. It is lucky the party was on that night, as the following day this nine story building in the Cholon District of Saigon was levelled by incoming enemy mortar fire. I am proud to have known Trevor and remember him as a gentleman and a very strong lifelong supporter of the New Zealand Army Band. He was truly a Heritage Member of our NZ Army Band Association.' Roger Carter. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    10 May 2021 AWMM
  • Date of death
    10 May 2021 Public - Stoney - Researcher - 12 May 2021 - Death notice, NZ Herald 12 May 2021
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
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  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 12 May 2021 AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM
    • 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
    • Gurr, Robert M. (1995). Voices from a border war : a history of 1 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1963 to 1965. Melbourne, Vic.: Robert Gurr. AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. 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
    • Medals and Stars - General Service Medals Borneo - Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R12456000) AWMM


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