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Benjamin Ngapo

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Taken when he was at 1 Ranger Squadron NZSAS about 1968

Ben Ngapo

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Benjamin AWMM
  • Surname
    Ngapo AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ben Ngapo AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 39475 AWMM
    • Malaya 39475 AWMM
    • H379475 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 March 1945 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    9 January 1962 AWMM
    Age 16 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 8 AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Retired as WO1, died in Papakura. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 July 2016 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Papakura, Auckland Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 7 January 2023 - https://billiongraves.com/obituary/Benjamin-(Ben)-NGAPO-BEM-NZSAS/99642551
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rakairoa Marae Harataunga AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Harataunga (Rākairoa) Marae Urupa, Kennedy Bay, Coromandel, Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 7 January 2023 - https://billiongraves.com/obituary/Benjamin-(Ben)-NGAPO-BEM-NZSAS/99642551
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    • Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 30 July 2016. AWMM
    • Ben was one of the original 4 Troop NZSAS who departed NZ for SVN (Via Singapore) on 18Nov68. Lest we Forget Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 7 January 2023 - https://billiongraves.com/obituary/Benjamin-(Ben)-NGAPO-BEM-NZSAS/99642551
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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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
    • Nominal Roll 2NZ Regiment 1959-1961. Kindly provided by Alan (Archie) Dawson February 2021. AWMM
      Listed but did not serve in the 2nd Battalion AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (1995). Service lives remembered : the Meritorious Service Medal in New Zealand and it's recipients 1895-1994. Wellington, NZ.: Author. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
07 January 2023Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
25 August 2021WayneTaurangaComrade

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