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Valentine Williams Litchfield



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Valentine Williams AWMM
  • Surname
    Litchfield AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Val AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 38543 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 December 1936 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    General heart failure AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Service spanned 12 years.

    Twice on the staff at RF Cadet School.

    Listed in Subritsky (1995) as W. Litchfield.

    Served as Duty Surveor at the Battle of Long Tan.

    Wounded in action, 21 September 1965 – grenade wounds. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    19 November 2008 AWMM
    MittagongNew South Wales AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: The New Zealand Gunner 2008 Issue 140 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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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
      p. 280 AWMM
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
      p. 130 AWMM
    • Contact (Magazine of the New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association) AWMM
      Last Post. (2009, March). 25(1), p. 1 AWMM
    • The New Zealand gunner: Official journal of The Royal New Zealand Artillery Old Comrades Association Inc.. Auckland, N.Z.: New Zealand Permanent Force Old Comrades Association. AWMM
      Death Notice: 2008, Issue 140 AWMM

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