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Eric Bassett Hunter



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Bassett AWMM
  • Surname
    Hunter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    E. B. Hunter AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 39153 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 November 1943 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


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
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Fitter and tnr Last Post
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Enlisted in the New Zealand Army in 1960 as a Regular Force Cadet. Graduated at the end of 1961 into Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RNZEME) as a Fitter and Turner. Took early release, then rejoined in 1964. Served in 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (RNZIR) in 1965/67, including 2nd tour to Borneo in 1966, and serving with V1 in South Vietnam as a Company signalman. After returning to New Zealand in November 1967 served in Royal New Zealand Signals at Papakura, then changed Corps back to RNZEME, serving until 1972. Source: Last Post. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    28 November 2020 Death Notice
    Age 77 AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki Death Notice
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Taranaki Daiy News, 30 November 2020 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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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
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