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Richard Smith

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 541245 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Dick AWMM
    • Borneo AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1942 AWMM
  • 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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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 541245 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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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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  • Maori descent: Ngati Maniapoto, Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Te Rangi. New Zealand Army service: (TF) 6th Hauraki Regiment, 1960-1962; (RF) 161 Battery, 163 Battery, NZSAS, 1RNZIR, 7RNZIR, 2/1st Battalion, RNZIR, and Army General Staff, 1962-1987. Retired in 1987 as WO1. Overseas service: Malaya, Singapore, Borneo, Vietnam. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • 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

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