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Rangi Tataura Christie

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A COY 1NZ REGT: MALAYA 1963. Back Row: L-R JH Albert, Pte PC Fraser, Pte CJ Wicholson, Pte O Haddon, L/Cpl GF Chapman, Pte RJ Smith, Pte SF Ashby, Pte PE Savage, Pte PR Wichtman, Pte DB TeMoni, Pte TJL Phillips, Pte LG Laverty, Pte CJS Topia, Cpl T Dickson, Pte SG Shepherd, Pte RL Fosbender
Fourth Row: L-R Pte RK Tuhaka, Pte R Mathews, Cpl RT Christie, Pte FP Gage, Pte R Wilson, Pte E Phillips, L/cpl RJ Hughes, Pte PC Hawkins, Pte GC Watson, Pte GM Jones, Pte AR Peters, Pte TKC Harrison, Pte AF Baker, L/cpl CL Mackie, Pte RL Baker, Cpl LD Hornbrook, Pte NB Turvey, Pte KJ Edney L/cpl RK Wicksteed
Third Row: L-R L/cpl N Gardner, Pte W Anderson, Pte LF Cootes, Pte J George, Pte AW Hopwood, Pte J Panoho, Pte MG Wolland, Pte MP Ngahoota, Pte R Tauroa, Pte PW Wharehingam Pte BE Cribb, Pte AG Crowe, Pte JHT Manihera, Pte HD Manihera, Pte GCD Wolland, Pte TR Rangitonga, Pte ME Thomson, Pte R Davies, Pte Taipari, Pte KM Williams, Pte RC Lennane
Second Bow: L-R Pte MJH Sheehan, Pte WH Morris, Cpl W Paipa, Cpl A Apiata, Cpl S Morunga, Pte B Clotworthy, Pte W Puketapu, Pte JR Brown, Pte J Poutawa, Pte B Needham, Pte LW Oakwell, Pte H Hamilton, Pte R Christie, Pte LU Potaka, L/cpl JM Delaney, Pte JG Stevenson, Pte LH Healey, L/cpl H Timu, Pte JEB Featonby, Pte ME Dawson, Pte R Ngatai
First Row: L-R L/cpl KN Thom, Pte BJ Sargent, Pte AS Dixon, Pte RKK TePuni, Sgt MC MacDonald, S/sgt DJ McFarlane, Lt WPB Brady, Lt PDR Browne, Capt RV Richards, Maj J Brooke, WOII DF Williams, Lt NA Kotua, 2Lt MJS Winton, Sgt AJ Don, Sgt M Ranginui, Pte BT Thompson, Pte WP Blacklock, L/cpl TE McLean, Cpl R Day. Image kindly provided by Bill Russell, Vice President of the Malayan Veterans Association (December 2020).

A COY 1NZ REGT: MALAYA 1963. Back Row: L-R JH Albert, Pte PC Fraser, Pte CJ Wicholson, Pte O Haddon, …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rangi Tataura AWMM
  • Surname
    Christie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Sam AWMM
  • Service number
    • Korea P208991 AWMM
    • Malaya 208991 AWMM
    • Vietnam 208991 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 June 1928 Obituary OpotikiBay of Plenty Obituary
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    1963 AWMM Married/Malaya AWMM
    Male children aged 6 and 5 AWMM

Service

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Korea Soldier/Civilian AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

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

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  • Husband of Bev; father of D'Arcy.

    Korea: 10 (New Zealand) Transport Company, Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps (attached from RNZA) 1954-1956

    Malaya: New Zealand Regiment (1RNZIR), D Company 1957-1959

    Malaysia: Royal New Zealand (Infantry) Regiment (1RNZIR) 1961-1963; 1967

    Vietnam: New Zealand Army Training Team Vietnam (NZATTV) 1972

    Vietnam: V3 (Victor 3) Company, 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    24 November 2009 Death Notice/obit
    InvercargillSouthland Death Notice/obit
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill, Southland AWMM Plot 163A, Block 3, Soldiers Avenue Ashes AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 26 November 2009 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/208116762/rangi-tataura-christie - Lest we Forget
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 25 December 2020
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Pugsley, C. (1991). On the Fringe of Hell: New Zealanders and Military Discipline in the First World War. Auckland, N.Z.: Hodder & Stoughton. AWMM
      Pugsley, C. (2003). p. 178 AWMM
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
      Subritsky, M.R.G. (Compiler). (1995). p. 271 AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • 1st Battalion - New Zealand Regiment - Historical Records - General, July 1957-1959, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ADRC 17588 2/1/1. AWMM
    • Clamp, B., Clamp, D., & 1st Battalion the New Zealand Regiment (1957-59) Association. (2007). 1st battalion the New Zealand regiment (1957-59) association 50th anniversary: the first of the first. B. Clamp. AWMM
    • DECEASED, 1 NZ Regiment, 1961-63 – Internet resource. AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • Organisation - New Zealand Army Force - FARELF [Far East Land Forces] - Organisation and formation - [Malaya] [Malaya 1960-1964 1NZIR Repatriation Lists]. Archives New Zealand Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1120 (R22435552) AWMM
      List is intended to post personnel of 1NZ Regt on their retrun to NZ with a range of factors in mind. AWMM

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