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Leslie Aperehe Kairau

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Photo of Leslie Aperehe Kairau and wife Charlotte Kairau with Leslie’s service metals

Leslie Aperehe Kairau & Wife Charlotte Kairau

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Aperehe AWMM
  • Surname
    Kairau AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Les AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 302986 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 September 1935 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

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

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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 161 Battery, 1970. Employed as Ammunition NCO AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 August 2008 AWMM
    PapakuraAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Last Post: 2008. Contact (Magazine of the New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association), 24(4), p. 1 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Newman, S.D. (1988). Vietnam gunners : 161 Battery, South Vietnam, 1965-71. Tauranga, N.Z.: Moana Press. AWMM
    • Contact (Magazine of the New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association) AWMM
      Last Post: 2008. Contact (Magazine of the New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association), 24(4), p. 1 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
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 8 May 1964, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.139-150 AWMM

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