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Brian Robert Hampton Monks



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Brian Robert Hampton AWMM
  • Surname
    Monks AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • B. R. H. Monks AWMM
    • The Boss AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 35187 AWMM
    • Vietnam 35187 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 June 1935 Ministry for Culture and Heritage DevizesWiltshire Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 35187 AWMM
    • Vietnam 35187 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Lieutenant, 1 Bn NZ Regiment 1957/59, Malaya. Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 25 January 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • 1951 AWMM
    • Regular Force Cadet School (RFCS) 1951. Greville Class, Waiouru. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 25 June 2018 -
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    15 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 25 June 2018 - Calculation: DoB = 1Jun35. - January 1951.


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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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Read citation for Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star.

    Photo of Lt B.R.H. Monks in The Officers, 1st Battalion The New Zealand Regiment (Sobraon Camp, Malaya 1959) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 June 2018 Sunlive 25/6/18
    Age 82 AWMM
    TaurangaBay of Plenty Sunlive 25/6/18
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  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Pyes Pa Cemetery, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty AWMM Plot 95, RSA Row 3, New RSA Block AWMM
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  • Starting his military career in 1951 as a Regular Force Cadet, Mr Monks was commissioned into the Corps of the Royal New Zealand Infantry five years later, and retired as a Colonel in 1986.
    He served mostly in South East Asia where he commanded a rifle platoon during Malayan Emergency in 1958-59 then training and leading the Victor 6 rifle company in South Vietnam as part of 4 Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR) (ANZAC) battalion in 1971.
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 25 June 2018



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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
    • 1st Battalion - New Zealand Regiment - Historical Records - General, July 1957-1959, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ADRC 17588 2/1/1 (R17928162). 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
    • 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
    • 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


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25 January 2020RoscoeAotearoaResearcher
25 June 2018RoscoeAucklandComrade

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