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John Richard Sherriff

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    Vietnam 555163 AWMM
  • Also known as
    J. R. Sherriff AWMM
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    Army AWMM
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Capt # 555163 John  Richard SHERRIFF RNZIR

John Richard SHERRIFF

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    John Richard AWMM
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    Sherriff AWMM
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    J. R. Sherriff AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 555163 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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  • Served two tours in Vietnam. First tour: sent from Terendak, Malaysia to 1 ARU in June 1968 after Morrie Dodson was wounded and John Webb left 1 ARU to command Dodson's 1 Platoon, V3 Company. In October 1968 replaced Ross Miller as commander of 2 Platoon, V3 Company. Wounded in action on 16 November 1968 – gunshot wound to right thigh – and evacuated back to Terendak about 10 days later. Second Tour: attached to AATTV, November 1971 to November 1972. Spent first six weeks with three Australian instructors training South Vietnamese in night operations near My Tho in the Mekong Delta. Moved to Dat Do in Phuoc Tuy province when 1 ATF withdrew and served as an advisor with an infantry company operating in the former 1 ATF area.

    Photo of Lt R.J. Shepherd in The Officers, 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Terendak Camp, Malaya 1966-67). Source: The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Journal (1983)

    Photo of 2/lt J.R. Sherriff in The Officers, 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Terendak Camp, Malaysia 1967). Source: The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Journal (1983) AWMM
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    • 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
    • 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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