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Laurence James Lynch

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Laurence James AWMM
  • Surname
    Lynch AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Larry AWMM
    • L. J. Lynch AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 35346 AWMM
    • Vietnam 35346 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 February 1935 Ministry for Culture and Heritage GreymouthGrey District Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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Service

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    14 October 1998 AWMMDied of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Emphysema AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Laurence (Larry) Lynch was born in Greymouth – one of four sons who all joined the New Zealand Army. From RF Cadets he was selected to attend the Royal Military College, Duntroon in Australia where he was awarded the Sword of Honour as top cadet. After several postings, including two years active service in Malaysia, he returned there in May 1968 to prepare for the arrival, in November, of V4 Company (who he would command in Vietnam). Larry served over 30 years in the Army, finally retiring to Canberra in 1991. He died in 1999, aged 63, following a three-year struggle with emphysema.

    Photo of Lt I.J. Lynch in The Officers, 2nd Battalion The New Zealand Regiment (Taiping, Malaya 1960). Source: The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Journal (1983)

    Photo of Lt L.J. Lynch in The Officers, 2nd Battalion The New Zealand Regiment (Malaya 1961) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    14 October 1998 Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Canberra Times 15/10/98.
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Sources

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  • 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
    • Overseas postings and forces - New Zealand Force for Malaya Far East land forces - Officers, 1957-1971, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AD-W6W2564 36 part 3. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll 2NZ Regiment 1959-1961. Kindly provided by Alan (Archie) Dawson February 2021. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • Fry, P., & New Zealand. Army. Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Battalion, 1st. (1983). The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment : Journal / [P.J. Fry, editor] (25th anniversary commemorative ed.). Singapore: The Regiment. AWMM
    • Fry, P., & New Zealand. Army. Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Battalion, 1st. (1983). The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment : Journal / [P.J. Fry, editor] (25th anniversary commemorative ed.). Singapore: The Regiment. AWMM
    • FARELF Nominal Roll Part 1 1958-1961 - Archives New Zealand, Wellington, CAJN CH189/Box70 41/4/11 (R21234083) AWMM

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