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Russell George Byrne

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Portrait, Russell Byrne, aged 22 years - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Russell Byrne, aged 22 years - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Russell George AWMM
  • Surname
    Byrne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    G41268 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1962-1966 AWMM
    Borneo Confrontation 1962-1966 AWMM
    Following the defeat of the Brunei rebellion at the end of 1962 the Indonesian Foreign Minister announced a policy of 'confgrontation' against Malaysia, justifying this Indonesian expansion as a response to hostile neo-colonialist / imperialist policies against Indonesia. Following on the burning oif the British Embassy in Jakarta a British and Commonwealth force was created to dominate the Borneo border and resist Indonesian incursions. from Spink (1988) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    G41268 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Basic and Corps Training AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Post WW2 3 September 1964 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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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  • Husband of Nada

    A National Executive member of the NZ Malayan Veterans Association

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2003 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 September 2012 AWMM
    Age 68 AWMM
    TaurangaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 25 September 2012 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    The New Zealand Malaya Veterans Association.
    http://www.malayavets.co.nz/
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Gurr, Robert M. (1995). Voices from a border war : a history of 1 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1963 to 1965. Melbourne, Vic.: Robert Gurr. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: 25 September 2012 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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