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Paul Richard Taaffe

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 43237 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • P. R. Taaffe AWMM
    • Paul Richard Taafe AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Paul Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    Taaffe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • P. R. Taaffe AWMM
    • Paul Richard Taafe AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 43237 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 December 1948 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Date of birth
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 43237 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    4 Plt 74/76 & B Coy 78/80 & 9 Plt 85/86 + Spt HQ 86/87, 1 RNZIR, Dieppe Barracks (Singapore) Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 17 November 2017 - Dieppe Barracks history

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Brother of Brian, Lyn, Mary

    Father of Marsha

    Served in Vietnam 1968-69

    Served with 1 Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment in Malaysia and Singapore during his 20 year military career AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    19 March 2011 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • W43237 Paul Richard TAAFFE, W2 (4 Platoon 74/76 & Bravo Coy 78/80 & 9 Platoon 85/86, Spt HQ 86/87) 19 March 2011 aged 62. (died in his beloved Thailand) Buried at Ruru Lawn Cemetery, 55 Raymond Rd, (& 70 Ruru Rd) Christchurch 8062. Block; 1H, Plot; 449. [-43.53404, 172.69086] Paul was born on 30 December 1948.
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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
      Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). p.290 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
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 9 April 2011 AWMM
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