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John Joseph Cootes

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C COY 1NZ REGT: MALAYA 1963. (Left to Right) Front Row (seated): Pte K. A. Thomas,  H. R. Munro,  H. R. O'Brien,  P. Matoe,  E. H. Lewis,  J. Henderson,  R. P. Wilson,  R. L. Murray, . Second Row from Front (seated): Lcpl L. G. Smaller, Lcpl B. Jones, Lcpl D. E. Beacham, Sgt M. J. Helyer, Sgt H. J. Hyndman, 2Lt T. D. Brosnahan, Lt K. D. Bell, WO2 A. G. McNearnie, Maj I. B. Bennett, Capt P. J. Burtt, 2Lt D. A. Dawe, Sgt R. P. Shaw, Sgt L. G. Shuker, Cpl R. T. Potatau, Lcpl C. G. Adams, Cpl R. W. G. Bennett . Third Row from Front: Pre P. V. Pattern,  J. T. K Cowan,  K. B. Bird,  D. C. Holloway, Lcpl W. G. W Williams, Pte J. Kerapa,  B. P. Longley,  I. G. Livingstone,  D. S. Allan,  W. G. Bilton, Lcpl M. Raihania, Pte A. F. Lindores,  W. S. Vautier,  N. V. Pettit,  G. L. Henderson,  J. E. Leafberg,  M. H. Chapman,  M. G. Ryan,  D. K. P. Kingi . Fourth row from front: Pte K. A. Udy,  O. J. Bell,  I. L. Cootes,  L. V. Ryan,  P. H. Patrick,  T. C. P. Tikao,  R. Tai,  A. E. Marshall,  D. Te Puni, Lcpl H. K. Hingston, Cpl T. Waretini, Lcpl J. J. Cootes, Pte M. T. Whakataka, Lcpl M. R. Sutton, Pte H. D. Hirini,  D. G. Mune,  T. I. Scott,  B. P. Fairey,  H. F. Prendergast    Pte P. M. J. Paul,  J. M. P. Hudson,  C. C. Dunn,  G. F. Titeridge,  F. C. Olson,  E. T. Tau,  G. W. Christall,  L. J. Horne,  P. Tau,  S. P. Tamehana,  E. B. Ormsby,  R. Tau,  H. T. Harrison,  A. T. Namana, Lcpl T. D. Moore, Pte G. K. Barron,  P. R. Braithwaite,  R. W. Sleeman . Back Row: Pte R. L. Keyte,  R. Gardiner,  P. S. Hopkins,  A. R. Thompson,  R. Cooney,  B. M. Shaw,  F. G. Gilmer,  L. A. Knapp,  K. Witana,  G. H. Pere,  N. T. Murphy,  M. J. Herlihi,  D. P. Kahu,  A. L. Jones,  K. Keelan,  H. Subritzky,  P. Parai,  H. Kapa,  V. C. Butler,  H. T. Hooper. Image kindly provided by Bill Russell, Vice President of the Malayan Veterans Association (December 2020).

C COY 1NZ REGT: MALAYA 1963. (Left to Right) Front Row (seated): Pte K. A. Thomas, H. R. Munro, H. …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Cootes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Scoff AWMM
    • John Joseph Cootes AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 39556 AWMM
    • Vietnam 39556 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 February 1938 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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Service

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Capture details
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Biographical information

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    • Father of Elaine, Vanessa, Geoff.

      Attached to the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV)

      Posted Vietnam as Platoon Sergeant in Victor Company, 11 May 1967 to 2 Nov 1967. Posted again to Vietnam as (Temporary WO2 in HQ V Force attached to AATTV wef 17 Oct 1970, then to 1NZATTV at Chi Lang 12 Aug 1971 to 4 Oct 1971. Buried in Taupiri Mountain urapa, Ngaruwahia. AWMM
    • Father of JJ, Vanessa, Joanne, Tarin and Natalie Cootes.

      GrandFather of Taine (Tarin), Randall and Thomas (Joanne). Public - Randall - Other relative - 11 March 2018 - I'm his grandson uwu
    • Posted to 1st New Zealand Army Training Team Vietnam (1NZATTV) Warrant Officer Class Two based at "Chi Lang". Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 24 August 2018 - https://vietnamwar.govt.nz/veteran/sgt-jj-cootes
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Death

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  • Death
    9 June 2009 Death Notice NZH 11/6/09
    NgaruawahiaWaikato Death Notice NZH 11/6/09
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Taupiri Maunga, Gordonton Road, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Tuapiri Maunga Urupa Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 24 August 2018 - https://vcoy67.org.nz/softly.htm
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  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 11 June 2009 AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
      Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). p. 271 AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM
    • DECEASED, 1 NZ Regiment, 1961-63 – Internet resource. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM

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24 August 2018RoscoeNew ZealandComrade
11 March 2018Randall Hamilton, New Zealand Other relative

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