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Walter Stephen Vautier

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C COY 1NZ REGT: MALAYA 1963. (Left to Right) Front Row (seated): Pte K. A. Thomas,  H. R. Munro,  H. R. O'Brien,  P. Matoe,  E. H. Lewis,  J. Henderson,  R. P. Wilson,  R. L. Murray, . Second Row from Front (seated): Lcpl L. G. Smaller, Lcpl B. Jones, Lcpl D. E. Beacham, Sgt M. J. Helyer, Sgt H. J. Hyndman, 2Lt T. D. Brosnahan, Lt K. D. Bell, WO2 A. G. McNearnie, Maj I. B. Bennett, Capt P. J. Burtt, 2Lt D. A. Dawe, Sgt R. P. Shaw, Sgt L. G. Shuker, Cpl R. T. Potatau, Lcpl C. G. Adams, Cpl R. W. G. Bennett . Third Row from Front: Pre P. V. Pattern,  J. T. K Cowan,  K. B. Bird,  D. C. Holloway, Lcpl W. G. W Williams, Pte J. Kerapa,  B. P. Longley,  I. G. Livingstone,  D. S. Allan,  W. G. Bilton, Lcpl M. Raihania, Pte A. F. Lindores,  W. S. Vautier,  N. V. Pettit,  G. L. Henderson,  J. E. Leafberg,  M. H. Chapman,  M. G. Ryan,  D. K. P. Kingi . Fourth row from front: Pte K. A. Udy,  O. J. Bell,  I. L. Cootes,  L. V. Ryan,  P. H. Patrick,  T. C. P. Tikao,  R. Tai,  A. E. Marshall,  D. Te Puni, Lcpl H. K. Hingston, Cpl T. Waretini, Lcpl J. J. Cootes, Pte M. T. Whakataka, Lcpl M. R. Sutton, Pte H. D. Hirini,  D. G. Mune,  T. I. Scott,  B. P. Fairey,  H. F. Prendergast    Pte P. M. J. Paul,  J. M. P. Hudson,  C. C. Dunn,  G. F. Titeridge,  F. C. Olson,  E. T. Tau,  G. W. Christall,  L. J. Horne,  P. Tau,  S. P. Tamehana,  E. B. Ormsby,  R. Tau,  H. T. Harrison,  A. T. Namana, Lcpl T. D. Moore, Pte G. K. Barron,  P. R. Braithwaite,  R. W. Sleeman . Back Row: Pte R. L. Keyte,  R. Gardiner,  P. S. Hopkins,  A. R. Thompson,  R. Cooney,  B. M. Shaw,  F. G. Gilmer,  L. A. Knapp,  K. Witana,  G. H. Pere,  N. T. Murphy,  M. J. Herlihi,  D. P. Kahu,  A. L. Jones,  K. Keelan,  H. Subritzky,  P. Parai,  H. Kapa,  V. C. Butler,  H. T. Hooper. Image kindly provided by Bill Russell, Vice President of the Malayan Veterans Association (December 2020).

C COY 1NZ REGT: MALAYA 1963. (Left to Right) Front Row (seated): Pte K. A. Thomas, H. R. Munro, H. …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Stephen AWMM
  • Surname
    Vautier AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Steve AWMM
    • W. S. Vautier AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 468057 AWMM
    • H468057 AWMM
    • Malaya 468057 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Birth
    11 February 1940 AWMM
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  • Served in 1 NZ Regt 61/63 and 1 RNZIR 65/67 and V2. later served in Waiouru at Support Weapons Wing as instructor. Funeral and burial in Whanganui.

    Incorrectly listed in Clamp as being in the 1NZIR 1957-1959. AWMM

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  • Death
    13 August 2017 Wanganui Chronicle 15/8/17
    Age 77 AWMM
    Manawatu-WanganuiNew Zealand Wanganui Chronicle 15/8/17
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    • Aramoho Cemetery, Aramoho, Whanganui AWMM Plot 553, RSA Lawn C, 9 AWMM
    • Aramoho Cemetery AWMM
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  • Rest easy Dad
    Public - Tonya - Direct descendant - 6 June 2019
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  • H468057 Walter Stephen (Steve) VAUTIER [MV, V2, VV] (Alpha Coy Sgt 76/77 & A-CQMS 77/78) 13 August 2017 aged 77. Buried at Aromoho Cemetery, 3 Papaiti Rd, Aramoho, Whanganui 4584. Block; RSA Lawn/C/9, Plot; 553. [-39.89106, 175.09214] LEST WE FORGET (Non Vietnam information kindly provided to the AWMM by seava.co.nz) ONWARD
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Sources

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  • 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
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 18 May-1 October 1965, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.151-156 AWMM
    • Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM
    • DECEASED, 1 NZ Regiment, 1961-63 – Internet resource. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM

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26 October 2020CarolHavelock NorthOther
06 June 2019TonyaWanganuiDirect descendant

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