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William Hawkesby Ballam

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"Wives Club Social Held in the JRC Feb 1963. L to R. Cpl W. Ballam, WOII D. Turnbull, Mrs Turnbull and WOII R. Gibson. L to R Lcpl J. Barber, Mrs Barber, Capt Partner, Mrs E. Tahana, Cpl E. Tahana. The Races." 1st Battalion, New Zealand Regiment - Scrapbook regarding Terendak Camp, Malacca, Malaya, 1961 - 1963. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2010-26-287.

"Wives Club Social Held in the JRC Feb 1963. L to R. Cpl W. Ballam, WOII D. Turnbull, Mrs Turnbull a …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Hawkesby AWMM
  • Surname
    Ballam AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • Korea 459518 AWMM
    • Malaya 459518 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 January 1931 AWMM WhanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
    Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Korea Unknown AWMM Aorangi Rd, Paeroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Korea Unknown AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Railway Fireman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mr Ballam served in Malaya and Korea.

    Please note that the details provided by Mr Ballam were not war specific, and probably were a combined account of his service in both Malaya and Korea.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    8 June 2002 NZMVA
    WhangaparoaNew Zealand NZMVA
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Wainui Cemetery, 26 Cemetery Rd, Wainui, Rodney District AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand in the Korean War. New Zealand History online
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-war
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Last Post - New Zealand Malaya Veterans Association AWMM
    • 1st Battalion - New Zealand Regiment - Historical Records - General, July 1957-1959, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ADRC 17588 2/1/1 (R17928162). AWMM
    • Clamp, B., Clamp, D., & 1st Battalion the New Zealand Regiment (1957-59) Association. (2007). 1st battalion the New Zealand regiment (1957-59) association 50th anniversary: the first of the first. B. Clamp. AWMM
    • DECEASED, 1 NZ Regiment, 1961-63 – Internet resource. AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • Organisation - New Zealand Army Force - FARELF [Far East Land Forces] - Organisation and formation - [Malaya] [Malaya 1960-1964 1NZIR Repatriation Lists]. Archives New Zealand Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1120 (R22435552) AWMM
      List is intended to post personnel of 1NZ Regt on their retrun to NZ with a range of factors in mind. AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Nominal rolls embarkation K-force [Korea Nominal Roll], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1433 (R22440250) 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

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