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Nicholas Clive Thornton

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 30842 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Nick AWMM
    • Nicholas Clive Thornton AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Post WW2/Regular Military Service Colonel/Military AWMM
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Nicholas Clive AWMM
  • Surname
    Thornton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Nick AWMM
    • Nicholas Clive Thornton AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 30842 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
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  • Waka
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 September 1947 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 30842 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Commissioned into the Royal New Zealand Artillery from RMA Sandhurst in December 1968. Active service in Vietnam 1970/1971. Queen's New Zealand Equerry 1979. Active servce in Bougainville 1999. Commanding Officer 7 Wellington Hawkes Bay Regiment 1992-1997. Deputy Commander 2nd Land Force Group 1997-2001. AWMM

Death

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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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