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Ryan Hotene O'Carroll



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ryan Hotene AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Carroll AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    R. H. O'Carroll AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 78729 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 April 1940 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 78729 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Engine Fitter/Civilian AWMM
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
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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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  • Engine fitter with 41 Sqn RNZAF - 3 sorties AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    8 May 2020 AWMM
    Age 80 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
    Published in Manawatu Standard, 11th May to 12 May 2020.
    "Flight Sergeant (RTD) Ryan Hotene O'Carroll A78729 RNZAF 14 October 1968 to 14 June 1983 Engine Fitter served on 41 SQN.

    Died on Friday 8th May 2020 after a long battle with illness. Dearly loved husband to Jocelyn. Loved father of Terry & Huia, Diane & Russell, Steven & Kellie. Proud Granddad & Koro to Joshua, Robert, Sam, Kyra, Jack, Ben & Roman. Standing tall and proud to the end. He will be missed by all." AWMM
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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

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