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Bruce Allan Wynyard



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bruce Allan AWMM
  • Surname
    Wynyard AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • B. A. Wynyard AWMM
    • Chubby AWMM
    • Chubby Public - Karen Annette - Direct descendant - 15 April 2016 - Hes my brother
  • Service number
    Vietnam 367808 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 May 1943 AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air AWMM
      Gunner Wynyard enlisted on 12th August 1964 and served with 1st Battalion, The Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, in Malaya and in Borneo. In August 1967 he transferred to the Royal New Zealand Artillery for service in Vietnam. On 4th October 1967, a fire spread to an ammunition bay on the gun position of 161 Battery, Royal New Zealand Artillery at Nui Dat. The propellant charge bags in some cartridges igniting detonating the primers and a dangerous situation developed in which an explosion was imminent. Gunner Wynyard ran to the fire and, from a position on the parapet of the ammunition bay directly above the blaze, attempted to extinguish it with sandbags which he threw on to the blazing ammunition. As a result the fire was brought under control allowing other soldiers to approach and extinguish it completely. Gunner Wynyard’s initiative, calmness and bravery and his complete disregard for his own safety prevented a disastrous accident, with almost certain loss of life, and reflect great credit upon himself, his Regiment and the New Zealand Army. AWMM
    • General Service Medal 1962 (Borneo clasp) AWMM
    • New Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM
    • Vietnam Medal AWMM

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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  • Read citation for QCBC. Served in Vietnam 23.8.1967 to 8.8.1968 and served on No.3 gun at FSB Coral and Balmoral. Died in Hamilton Hospital and buried in family urapa. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    14 November 2017 AWMM
    Age 74 AWMM
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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
    • 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
    • Medals and Stars - General Service Medals Borneo - Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R12456000) AWMM


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15 April 2016Karen AnnetteAucklandDirect descendant

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