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Graham Walter Hedges

Photograph of the 2 New Zealand Regiment Band, Malaya 1959-61. Standing: Edwards JRA Koorey NM Farrell RS Reid MH Dawson AH Bushett BDG Barron BD Hedges GW McGregor BF. Sitting: Ake NJ Clark MR Bowers PF LCpl McGrail TA Wo11 HH Luckham Daymond RE Cpl Keene EE Dawson TN Kereopa T. Image kindly provided by Roger Carter (February 2024).

Photograph of the 2 New Zealand Regiment Band, Malaya 1959-61. Standing: Edwards JRA Koorey NM Farre …

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    Graham Walter AWMM
  • Surname
    Hedges AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • G. W. Hedges AWMM
    • Jock AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 623765 AWMM
    • Malaya 623765 AWMM
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  • Member of the Band of the 2 NZ Regiment 1959 – 61.

    This band was formed with volunteers from the battalion and was led by WO 11 HH Luckham. Sgt HC Bull was the Drum Major. The CO was Lt. Col. DJ Jock Aitkin, and the band dates from 28th Nov 1959. AWMM


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  • Death
    13 March 2023 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    WoodvilleManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
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  • 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
    • Nominal Roll 2NZ Regiment 1959-1961. Kindly provided by Alan (Archie) Dawson February 2021. AWMM
    • FARELF Nominal Roll Part 1 1958-1961 - Archives New Zealand, Wellington, CAJN CH189/Box70 41/4/11 (R21234083) AWMM
    • Black, E. A. (n.d.). N.Z. armed forces honours & awards : Korea, Malaya, South Vietnam, 1950-1972. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence Headquarters. AWMM

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