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Boyd Reagan Henare Atkins

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The Roll of Honour for those who served in Bosnia, Kuwait, East Timor, and Afghanistan. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Unveiled on 30 June 2019. No known copyright restrictions.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Boyd Reagan Henare AWMM
  • Surname
    Atkins AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Popeye AWMM
  • Service number
    T1007670 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 June 1981 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
    Sep 1999 AWMM
  • 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidentally drowned AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Boy Henare and Te Huinga Riki.

      Student of Tolaga Bay Area School, a school prefect and exceptional sportsman.

      Tangi held at Te Rawheoro Marae. AWMM
    • Prime Minister Helen Clark and Defence Minister Mark Burton said tonight they were very sorry to learn that a New Zealand soldier had died while apparently swimming in the sea near Dili, East Timor.

      The New Zealand Army has confirmed that the body of Private Boyd Reagan Henare Atkins was recovered this evening near the wharf at Hera, 10 kilometres east of Dili. He had been on a four-day leave pass at the Hera leave centre.

      "Our immediate thoughts are with the family of Private Atkins, who was 19 years old and joined the Army in September 1999," Helen Clark and Mark Burton said.

      "The government extends its deepest sympathy to Private Atkins' family.

      "What makes the news more distressing is that it comes a day after Army Major John McNutt was tragically killed while observing a training exercise in Kuwait.

      "It will add to what has already been a difficult week for the New Zealand Defence Force.

      "Private Atkins' death brings to four the number of New Zealand servicemen who have died in East Timor since we committed troops to the international peacekeeping force in 1999.

      "Last month New Zealand Air Force Squadron Leader Murray Neilson was killed while piloting a A4-K Skyhawk in Australia.

      "As stated after the Kuwaiti tragedy, these incidents remind us that the deployment of New Zealand defence personnel overseas in what is often hazardous and unfamiliar territory is never without risk," Helen Clark and Mark Burton said.[Official press release, 15th March 2001] Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 1 July 2022 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/boyd-reagan-henare-atkins
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Death

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  • Death
    14 March 2001 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    East TimorSoutheast Asia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum AWMM

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  • 14 years little bro, hope you found peace, you're not forgotten. Mac
    Public - Michael - Comrade - 13 April 2015
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
01 July 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
13 April 2015MichaelDarfield, New ZealandComrade

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