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Peter David Mulgrew



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  • Forenames
    Peter David AWMM
  • Surname
    Mulgrew AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • Korea 10792 AWMM
    • Korea 10792 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 November 1927 Te Ara Biography Te Ara Biography
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  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Korea 2 May 1945 Chamberlain
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of William John Mulgrew and Edith Mulgrew (Nee Matthews) (Source: Te Ara Biography)

      He died, aged 52, when Air New Zealand Flight 901 crashed on Mt Erebus. AWMM
    • Well known for his adventures across the globe as a mountaineer and yachtsman and later a successful business leader, Mulgrew spent 20 years in the Royal New Zealand Navy, many of these years on the Philomel.

      Mulgrew joined the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1945 and trained as a radio mechanic in New Zealand and Britain. He returned to New Zealand in 1947 and served on the Philomel training establishment which he would return to in 1951 and 1962. He was involved in many expeditions such as the commonwealth trans-antarctic expedition, spending more than a year in Antarctica and meeting and befriending prominent climbers and explorers including Edmund Hillary. Tragically he was killed in the crash of Air New Zealand Flight 901 in 1979.

      He was awarded the British Empire Medal and the Polar Medal for his work. Public - Ella - Researcher - 20 November 2016 -
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About death

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  • Death
    28 November 1979 Te Ara Biography
    Age 52 AWMM
    Te Ara Biography
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
    New Zealand Alpine Journal 33 (1980) 122-23 AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Alpine journal AWMM
      33 (1980) 122-123 AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      p.298 AWMM


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20 November 2016EllaAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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