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Matu Rangiuia

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1NZ 1961-1963 WOs and Sgts (In Mess Kit). 4th Row: SSgt DJ McFarlane, Sgt AW Packer, Sgt DMW Vinten, Sgt W Lloyd, Sgt AEP Parker, Sgt K Friend, Sgt AD Nixey, Sgt M Anderson, SSgt AA Mansell, Sgt ER Gosney, Sgt TCR Scott, Sgt EG Shuker.
3rd Row: Sgt R Pankhurst, Sgt AJS Don, Sgt RE Cross, Sgt WAJ Marychurch, Sgt RW Rowe, Sgt AL Johnstone, Sgt RF McKenzie, SSgt MH Edwards, Sgt MC MacDonald, Sgt LM Taylor, Sgt RA Jenkins.
2nd Row: SSgt DW Gargett, Sgt G Schofield, Sgt BE Malloch, SSgt CM Kennedy, Sgt WF Tyms, Sgt M Rangiuia, Sgt W Elliott, SSgt JD Desmond, Sgt DWG Taylor, Sgt RC James, Sgt JE Millar, Sgt HJ Hyndman, Sgt MJ Hellyer, Sgt JW Brown.
1st Row: SSgt WFD Croxson, WOII RA Manning, WOU MR Taucher, WOII JH Moonlight, WOII DG Turnbull, WOI CM Schwass MBE (RSM), Lt Col LA Pearce MBE (CO), WOI AJ Aitken, WOII DF Williams, WOII AG McNearnie, WOII CG O'Brien, WOII RA Gibson, WOII PE Wischnowsky. Image kindly provided by Bill Russell, Vice President of the Malayan Veterans Association (December 2020).

1NZ 1961-1963 WOs and Sgts (In Mess Kit). 4th Row: SSgt DJ McFarlane, Sgt AW Packer, Sgt DMW Vinten, …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Matu AWMM
  • Surname
    Rangiuia AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Matt AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 552813 AWMM
    • Vietnam 552813 AWMM
    • J552813 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 October 1936 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
    1963 AWMM Single/Malaya AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Vietnam War Oral History Project interviewee. Interview and transcript held at the Alexander Turnbull Library Oral History Centre in Wellington, New Zealand. Reference: OHInt-0959-19. Died in Timaru. Justice of the Peace in Timaru for many years.

    Photo of Sgt H. Rangiuia in 1st Battalion The New Zealand Regiment, WOs & SGTs (Terendak Camp, Malaya 1962). Source: The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Journal (1983) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 June 2014 New Zealand Herald
    Age 77 AWMM
    TimaruCanterbury New Zealand Herald
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tolaga Bay Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Served in Malaya and Vietnam with distinction Loved and Respected by all who knew him Miss you heaps Dad
    Public - Vicki - Child - 25 April 2017
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Sources

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
    • 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
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM
    • DECEASED, 1 NZ Regiment, 1961-63 – Internet resource. AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. 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
    • 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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27 October 2020CarolHavelock NorthOther
25 April 2017VickiTimaru NZChild

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