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Richard Gary Taaffe

Preliminary record

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 42454 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Richie AWMM
    • Richard Gary Taaffe AWMM
    • Dick AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Vietnam Private Serviceman
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Gary AWMM
  • Surname
    Taaffe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Richie AWMM
    • Richard Gary Taaffe AWMM
    • Dick AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 42454 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 July 1947 Serviceman KaitaiaNorthland Serviceman
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Vietnam Sydney Burke William Taaffe(father) AWMM
  • 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 42454 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Vietnam Undertaker/Civilian Serviceman
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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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  • Last rank
    Vietnam Private Serviceman

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Read an article about Richard Taaffe's service in Vietnam (The Northland Age, 21 April 2011). AWMM

Death

About death

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

Memorials

Memorial

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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
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