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John Dolan



  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Dolan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    J. Dolan AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 42755 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 April 1936 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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  • Death
    11 December 2019 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Age 83 AWMM
    NelsonTasman Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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    Printed in the Nelson Mail 13th December to 17th December 2019.

    British Army 2 Para Airborne (Borneo and Malaya), N.Z Army Infantry, 2nd Platoon Victor 3 (Vietnam) No 42755. Peacefully at Tasman Rest Home, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, aged 83. Husband of Pauline; Dad and father-in-law of Jackie and Snow; stepdad and father-in-law of Sue and Steve Phipps, Steven and Carol Dolan, and Geoff Dolan; grandad to Karina Rako, and Jason Rako, and great-grandad to Alfie, Lukas, Ollie and Lilah Rako, as well as step-grandad to extended family; brother of Miriam, Rose, Margaret (UK), and Jean (Australia). A special thank you to the staff at Tasman Rest Home for their wonderful care of John. A memorial service for John will be held at Marsden House Funeral Home, 41 Nile Street East, Nelson, on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at 11.00am. Anyone who knew John is invited to come and celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. All messages to Villa 68, 16 Sargeson Street, Stoke.
    R.I.P. AWMM
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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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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