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Gerard Thomas Purcell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gerard Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Purcell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • G. T. Purcell AWMM
    • Gerry AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 19469 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 December 1950 Data entry form Christchurch, New Zealand Data entry form
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre Jan 1969 AWMM Single/Vietnam AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 19469 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Vietnam 6 January 1969 AWMM Student/Civilian AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Eldest son of Brian Arthur and Jean Agnes PURCELL.
    Occupation: RNZN until April 1995; NZ Defence HQ Jan 1996- Feb 1999 as Civilian Employee.

    Served in the RNZN, 1969-1995. Sent on USN Junior Officer Exchange in 1971. Served on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and destroyer USS William H. Standley (DLG-32) off the coast of North Vietnam. Has QSM and is a JP. Retired as a Lt Cdr, RNZN. AWMM

Death

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  • Date of death
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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