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Noel Charles Jamieson

Shorty was famous for trying to fly his helicopter into the hanger... FAIL.

Jamison's Hanger - Waiouru

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Noel Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Jamieson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Shorty AWMM
  • Service number
    34268 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 December 1933 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • 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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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1948-1960 AWMM
      The Malayan Emergency AWMM
      The Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) After the defeat of the Japanese in WWII, a new problem emerged for Malaya. In 1948 Chinese guerrilla fighters (who had been armed and air supplied by the British during the war) emerged from the jungle and under Chin Peng, began their terror campaign to take over the country by force. Thus an intense jungle war began, fought by the British, British Commonwealth and Malay forces against the Malayan Communist Party. The Australian Government of the day, along with many others in the Western bloc, was apprehensive about the spread of international communism. Initially there was not much coordination between security forces until Lt.-Gen.Sir Harold Briggs was appointed as Director of Operations in 1949. His war executive committees (including Sir Henry Gurney) coordinated emergency operations, and created 500 new villages for Malayan citizens who lived in remote areas beyond government protection. These citizens had lived in constant fear that the Communists would appear and force them to supply food and money. Travelling was dangerous as a Communist ambush could lurk behind any roadside bush. So, by depriving the insurgents of their crucial sources of supplies and information, the Communists began to attack the new settlements. But the security forces were now fighting on their own ground, and proved to be too strong for the Communists. These forces were able to concentrate on jungle operations, thereby destroying the Communists and their camps. This was the longest continuous military commitment in Australia's history. It was to be the only war the West had won against Communism. The Emergency lasted for twelve years, ending in 1960. Australia suffered 15 killed and 27 wounded in action. From AWMM
    • 1964-1973 AWMM
      Vietnam War AWMM
    • Vietnam War – qualifying service = 1Dec62-1May75 Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 25 January 2020 -
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    34268 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    • Sergeant, 1 Bn NZ Regiment 1957/59, Malaya. Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 25 January 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals
    • Warrant Officer Class One, 1 NZ Army Training Team Vietnam, Chi Lang, January 1971. (RNZAC) Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 29 January 2020 -

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      MM. Malaya 1960 with the 1 New Zealand Regiment AWMM
    • 1 Bn NZ Regiment, departed Malaya in November 1959-!! on the TSS Captain Cook. Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 25 January 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals
    • Military Medal (MM) - 28Apr59 - "For the successful conduct, as a platoon commander, of many days of arduous patrolling in deep jungle. The successes attained were directly attributable to his high sense of duty, courageous leadership and personal example." Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 26 January 2020 -

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Vietnam Unknown AWMM Soldier/Civilian AWMM
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  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Robyn; father of Paul, Simon

    Awarded MM for service in Malaya with 1 NZ Regt. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    22 October 2009 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Age 75 AWMM
    Three KingsAuckland City Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pyes Pa Cemetery, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM Block New RSA Row RSA 3 Plot 14 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 22 October 2009 AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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