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Ronald Matthews

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A COY 1NZ REGT: MALAYA 1963. Back Row: L-R JH Albert, Pte PC Fraser, Pte CJ Wicholson, Pte O Haddon, L/Cpl GF Chapman, Pte RJ Smith, Pte SF Ashby, Pte PE Savage, Pte PR Wichtman, Pte DB TeMoni, Pte TJL Phillips, Pte LG Laverty, Pte CJS Topia, Cpl T Dickson, Pte SG Shepherd, Pte RL Fosbender
Fourth Row: L-R Pte RK Tuhaka, Pte R Mathews, Cpl RT Christie, Pte FP Gage, Pte R Wilson, Pte E Phillips, L/cpl RJ Hughes, Pte PC Hawkins, Pte GC Watson, Pte GM Jones, Pte AR Peters, Pte TKC Harrison, Pte AF Baker, L/cpl CL Mackie, Pte RL Baker, Cpl LD Hornbrook, Pte NB Turvey, Pte KJ Edney L/cpl RK Wicksteed
Third Row: L-R L/cpl N Gardner, Pte W Anderson, Pte LF Cootes, Pte J George, Pte AW Hopwood, Pte J Panoho, Pte MG Wolland, Pte MP Ngahoota, Pte R Tauroa, Pte PW Wharehingam Pte BE Cribb, Pte AG Crowe, Pte JHT Manihera, Pte HD Manihera, Pte GCD Wolland, Pte TR Rangitonga, Pte ME Thomson, Pte R Davies, Pte Taipari, Pte KM Williams, Pte RC Lennane
Second Bow: L-R Pte MJH Sheehan, Pte WH Morris, Cpl W Paipa, Cpl A Apiata, Cpl S Morunga, Pte B Clotworthy, Pte W Puketapu, Pte JR Brown, Pte J Poutawa, Pte B Needham, Pte LW Oakwell, Pte H Hamilton, Pte R Christie, Pte LU Potaka, L/cpl JM Delaney, Pte JG Stevenson, Pte LH Healey, L/cpl H Timu, Pte JEB Featonby, Pte ME Dawson, Pte R Ngatai
First Row: L-R L/cpl KN Thom, Pte BJ Sargent, Pte AS Dixon, Pte RKK TePuni, Sgt MC MacDonald, S/sgt DJ McFarlane, Lt WPB Brady, Lt PDR Browne, Capt RV Richards, Maj J Brooke, WOII DF Williams, Lt NA Kotua, 2Lt MJS Winton, Sgt AJ Don, Sgt M Ranginui, Pte BT Thompson, Pte WP Blacklock, L/cpl TE McLean, Cpl R Day. Image kindly provided by Bill Russell, Vice President of the Malayan Veterans Association (December 2020).

A COY 1NZ REGT: MALAYA 1963. Back Row: L-R JH Albert, Pte PC Fraser, Pte CJ Wicholson, Pte O Haddon, …

Identity

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  • Forenames
    Ronald AWMM
  • Surname
    Matthews AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Ron AWMM
    • R. Matthews AWMM
    • Hook AWMM
    • Hooks AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 899570 AWMM
    • Malaya 899570 AWMM
    • T899570 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 4 May 2018 - Dieppe Barracks History
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
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  • Birth
    27 September 1940 AWMM
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  • Died in Rotorua Hospital AWMM

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    18 March 2017 AWMM
    RotoruaBay of Plenty AWMM
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  • T899570 Ronald (Hooks) MATTHEWS [BV,W1,W2] (3 Platoon 74/75 & 2 Platoon 75/76) 19 March 2017 aged 76. Buried? at Turangi Cemetery (RSA Section) [[-38.983344, 175.802308]] Died at Rotorua Hospital. LEST WE FORGET
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 11 March 2018
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Sources

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  • 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
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 18 May-1 October 1965, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.151-156 AWMM
    • Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM

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