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David William Faulkner

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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

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    David William AWMM
  • Surname
    Faulkner AWMM
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    • D. W. J. Faulkner AWMM
    • Dave AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 36832 AWMM
    • Malaya 36832 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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    4 March 1937 AWMM
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    • Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) (Military) AWMM
      NZ Gazette Number 1 dated 16 January 1969 CITATION Warrant Officer David William Joseph Faulkner joined the New Zealand Army as a Regular Force Cadet in January 1953. He served in Malaya with the 1st Battalion New Zealand Regiment from December 1957 to December 1958 and again with 2nd Battalion New Zealand Regiment from September 1959 to December 1961. On returning to New Zealand in December 1961, he was posted to the School of Infantry, The Army Schools, as an Instructor, and remained in this appointment until October 1965. From November 1965 until November 1967 Warrant Officer Faulkner again served in Malaysia, this time with the 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, and was employed as Company Sergeant Major of B Company. During the period that the 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment was deployed for operations in Borneo, May to September 1966, Warrant Officer Faulkner was employed as Operations Warrant Officer at one of the Battalion’s Forward Operational Bases at GUNAN GAJAK. In this appointment he was responsible for the control and administration of Border Scouts and for the interrogation of all cross Border traders. The detailed care and attention which he paid to this work resulted in the collection of a vast quantity of information which enabled the intelligence staffs to produce accurate and detailed reports on enemy camps, installations and future enemy intentions. This information was to prove invaluable during subsequent operations. In November 1967 he was posted to Vietnam as Company Sergeant Major of Victor Two Company, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment and he remained in this appointment until May 1968. During operations in Vietnam, Warrant Officer Faulkner’s ability as an organiser, administrator, disciplinarian and instructor was of great value to the soldiers in V Company, 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. The success of this Company’s operations and the good disciplinary record which they attained, were due very largely to the loyalty, devotion to duty and quiet efficiency which this Warrant Officer displayed over a prolonged period of employment in Vietnam. His coolness and efficiency during operations and when the Company was in contact with enemy forces had a very steadying influence on his subordinates. His overall performance as a Warrant Officer of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment in both Borneo and Vietnam operations was exemplary and in the traditions of his Corps. AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM

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  • Served NZ Army 1953-1985. Read citation for MBE. Was CSM for Victor Two Company. AWMM

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    15 November 1992 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    WhangareiNorthland AWMM
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Sources

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    • 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
    • Nominal Roll 2NZ Regiment 1959-1961. Kindly provided by Alan (Archie) Dawson February 2021. AWMM
    • Clamp, B., Clamp, D., & 1st Battalion the New Zealand Regiment (1957-59) Association. (2007). 1st battalion the New Zealand regiment (1957-59) association 50th anniversary: the first of the first. B. Clamp. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM

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