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James Kenneth France



  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Kenneth AWMM
  • Surname
    France AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    J. K. France AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 688923 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 October 1933 Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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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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  • Posted to HQ NZ Army Force FARELF, 16 May 66. Attached to 71 Supply Depot ROYAL CORPS OF TRANSPORT Singapore (British Army), served in Kuching, Sarawak. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    20 March 2020 Obituary
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
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  • Obituary
    Published in Dominion Post from Mar. 24 to Mar. 27, 2021 "FRANCE James Kenneth (Jim): Reg No: E688923, WO1, Borneo/Vietnam. (Of Wainuiomata). Passed peacefully on 29 March 2020 at Hutt Hospital, aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Janet (Jan). Partner of Pat. Loved father of Ruth, Rebecca, Karin, Stephen, Fred, and Alasdair. Loved brother of June, Bob, Michael, Murray, Helen, and Jeffrey. Brother-in-law, Grandad, Great Grandad and uncle to his wider family." AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • 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

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