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Arthur John Evans



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  • Forenames
    Arthur John AWMM
  • Surname
    Evans AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • A. J. Evans AWMM
    • Snow AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 714590 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 July 1937 Births, Deaths and Marriages
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  • Served in the QM Platoon HQ Company 1 NZ REGT/1RNZIR 1963–66 and again in 1967–69. He did a short tour with W1 towards the end of the its tour in late 1968. In 1975 he changed Corp to RNZAOC. In took his release in February 1981. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    29 October 2021 AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
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    Manawatu Standard on Oct. 30, 2021 "EVANS, Arthur John: Regt. No. 714590, S/Sgt, 1RNZIR. Of Ashhurst, on Friday 29th October 2021 peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Aged 84. Loved father and father-in-law of Lee-Anne and Steve, and Bruce. Loved Grandad of Patrick and Danielle, and Corey and Rhianne, Sheree and the late Sarah; Jade, Alexander, and William; and great-Grandad of Greer, Olivia, and Kaiden. Messages for the Evans family, c/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441. A service for Arthur will be held in the Terracehaven Chapel, 697 Main Street, Palmerston North, on Wednesday 3rd November 2021, at 10.30am." AWMM
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  • 29/10/2021. We lost the Best Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather any family could ask for, RIP Grandad, You where one in a million! Thank you for you service to our Country.
    Public - Patrick - Other relative - 30 October 2021



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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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30 October 2021Patrick Palmerston NorthOther relative

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