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James Bruce Taawhi Kerehona

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 478877 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • J. B. T. Kerehona AWMM
    • Jim AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
This is a photograph of Gunner James Bruce Taawhi KEREHONA

Gunner James Bruce Taawhi KEREHONA

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Bruce Taawhi AWMM
  • Surname
    Kerehona AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • J. B. T. Kerehona AWMM
    • Jim AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 478877 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    • Iwi Māori AWMM
    • Ngapuhi, Te Whakatohea, Tuhoe & Te Whanau-a-Apanui Public - Brent James - Child - 8 April 2020 - I am a tohunga whakapapa and Taawhi's eldest son.
  • Hapū
    Te Patukeha, Ngati Ira, Mahurehure & Tutawake Public - Brent James - Child - 8 April 2020 - See above
  • Waka
    Ngatokimatawhaorua, Mataatua, Horouta & Te Arawa Public - Brent James - Child - 8 April 2020 - See above
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 July 1945 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Kukumoa, Opotiki Public - Brent James - Child - 9 April 2020 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mother - Pani Kerehona, Ford St, Opotiki Public - Brent James - Child - 9 April 2020 - Family papers
  • Relationship status
    Single at time of embarkation.
    Married twice after discharge from the military.
    Marriage 1 - Lois Manning - four children
    Marriage 2 - Kathleen Cavey - no issue Public - Brent James - Child - 9 April 2020 - Military Personnel Files, family papers

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 478877 AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Posted to 161 Bty 6.10.1967. RTNZ 13.10.1968. Gun number on No 2 Gun for FSB Coral anmd Balmoral. Died and buried in Maitland, NSW, Australia. AWMM
    • Served with 161 Fd Bty, RNZA, at FSB Coral and Balmoral, FSB Andersen, Nui Dat, The Horseshoe and FSB Herring. Public - Brent James - Child - 9 April 2020 - Personal Papers, Military Personnel Files

Death

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  • Death
    9 August 2019 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Age 74 AWMM
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Sources

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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
    • Knott, Bryan. (19??/20??). Glimpse the Fear. *My search could not confirm the exact details of this Public - Brent James - Child - 8 April 2020 - I have sighted a published book, which belonged to my father - he is referred too as 'Boxer' in the account about the attack on FSPB Andersen.

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09 April 2020Brent JamesSydney, AustraliaChild

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