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Brian Charles Middleton

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"Dawn Service Anzac Day Taiping (8 Members of the Orig I Bn attended). Lt BD Sinclair, Pt K Chesterfield, Pte G. Howse, Sgt G Schofield, Cpl S. Christie, Lcpl Tinerau, Lcpl Middleton." 1st Battalion, New Zealand Regiment - Scrapbook regarding Terendak Camp, Malacca, Malaya, 1961 - 1963. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2010-26-207.

"Dawn Service Anzac Day Taiping (8 Members of the Orig I Bn attended). Lt BD Sinclair, Pt K Chesterf …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Brian Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Middleton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • B. C. Middleton AWMM
    • Middy AWMM
    • Bruce AWMM
    • "Middy" Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 13 May 2020 - Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 463632 AWMM
    • Singapore X463632 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 25 August 2020 - NZ Def Records
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 June 1936 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand. Public - Ross - Other relative - 4 February 2021 - B D M Records
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    1963 AWMM Married/Malaya AWMM
    Female child aged 1 1/2 AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 463632 AWMM
    • Singapore X463632 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 25 August 2020 - NZ Def Records
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    • Sergeant, (Platoon Sergeant 10 Platoon, Whiskey Company) 1 RNZIR, 1972/74 Malaysia-Singapore. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 13 May 2020 - Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals
    • Alpha Company, 1 Bn NZ Regt, Taiping, Malaya 1957/59. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 13 May 2020 - Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals & https://www.malayavets.co.nz/
    • 16 Platoon, Delta Company, 1 Bn NZ Regt, Terendak, Malaya 1961/64. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 13 May 2020 - https://www.malayavets.co.nz
    • Alpha Company, 1 Bn RNZIR, Sarawak, Malaysia. May/Oct 1966 (Po's Battalion 65/67) Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 13 May 2020 - www.malayavets.co.nz

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • NZ Operational Service Medal,
      General Service Medal (1918-62) "Malaya"
      Vietnam Medal,
      NZ General Service Medal "Vietnam",
      NZ Defence Service Medal "CMT" & "Regular",
      Pingat Jasa Malaya (PJM), and
      Vietnam Campaign Medal. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 25 August 2020 - NZ Def Records
    • + clasp "Malaya 1960-64" for NZGSM Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 20 September 2020 - for Northern Provinces (Thai border operations). NZ Def Records

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Brian Served In 1 NZ REGT 57/59 and in 16 Pl D Coy 1 NZ REGT 61/64 1 RNZIR 65/67 and in V1 SVN. Probably only did 1 tour to BORNEO in 66 AWMM
    • Definitely only one tour to East Malaya (Indonesian Confrontation) with 1 RNZIR, which was 27Nov65-2Sep66. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 25 August 2020 - NZ Def Records

Death

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  • Death
    16 April 2020 NZH 18/4/20
    Age 84 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Thames Hospital, Thames, New Zealand. Public - Ross - Other relative - 4 February 2021 - Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Tuakau Cemetery, Tuakau, Waikato, New Zealand. Public - Ross - Other relative - 4 February 2021 - Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Block Lawn, Row O A, Plot 7. Public - Ross - Other relative - 4 February 2021 - Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
    MIDDLETON, Brian Charles (Middy). Regt No. 463632 Sgt 1st Battalion 1st RNZIR (late of Papakura and Paeroa). On 16 April 2020, at Thames Hospital after a long illness. Aged 84 years. Dearly loved wife of Gaylene. Much loved Dad of Desiree and Brian, and Tracy. Brian will be interred at Tuakau Cemetery. Details to follow. AWMM
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  • 1 NZ Regt (Alpha Coy) - 15Dec57/15Dec59 = Taiping, Malaya (Malaya Emergency)
    1 NZ Regt (16 Plt, D Coy) - 7Dec61/14Jul64 = Terendak, Malaya/Malaysia (Thai border operations)
    1 RNZIR (Indonesian Confrontation - Borneo) (Alpha) - 27Nov65/2Sep66 = ex-Terendak, Malaysia
    Victor 1 Company (Vietnam) - 12May67/25Nov67 = ex-Terendak, Malaysia
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 20 September 2020
    Report 
  • X463632 Brian Charles (Middy) MIDDLETON [MV57/59,MV61/64,BV65/67,V1)(W10|C7 Plt Sgt 72/74) 16 April 2020..aged 84. Buried at Tuakau Cemetey, 126 Alexandra Redoubt Road, Tuakau, Waikato 2694. Block; Lawn, Row; OA, Plot; 7. [[-37.28438, 174.94649]] - Lest we Forget.
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 13 May 2020
    Report 

Sources

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, 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
    • 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
    • Clamp, B., Clamp, D., & 1st Battalion the New Zealand Regiment (1957-59) Association. (2007). 1st battalion the New Zealand regiment (1957-59) association 50th anniversary: the first of the first. B. Clamp. AWMM
    • DECEASED, 1 NZ Regiment, 1961-63 – Internet resource. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • Organisation - New Zealand Army Force - FARELF [Far East Land Forces] - Organisation and formation - [Malaya] [Malaya 1960-1964 1NZIR Repatriation Lists]. Archives New Zealand Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1120 (R22435552) AWMM
      List is intended to post personnel of 1NZ Regt on their retrun to NZ with a range of factors in mind. AWMM

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