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Gordon Areka

profile photo taken October 1969 prior to deployment to Vietnam

Pte GA Alex W3 RNZIR

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Areka AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Gordon Alex AWMM
    • Godron Areka Alex AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 390389 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
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Civilian life

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  • Birth
    14 February 1947 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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  • Father of Lee Alex.

    Listed on the Flinkenberg List and by NZHistory online as ALEX, Gordon A.

    Cremated in WA and ashes interred at whanau urupa, Toetoe Road, Otaika, Whangarei. AWMM


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  • Death
    29 April 2007 AWMM
    PerthWestern Australia AWMM
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  • Upon further investigation Alex is not buried in Western Australia. He died and was cremated there but his ashed are interned at at whanau urupa, Toetoe Road, Otaika, Whangarei.
  • Gordon was born on the 14th of February 1947. L390389 Gordon Areka (GA) ALEX [W3-1] (Admin Coy ?73?) 29 Apr 200 aged 60. Cremated and buried at Fremantle Cemetery, Cnr Carrington Street & Leach Highway, Palmyra WA 6157, Australia [-32.05293, 115.78369] LEST WE FORGET



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  • External links
  • References
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • Contact (Magazine of the New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association) AWMM
    • Malayan Veterans Assn. (2004-). Selamat : Newsletter of the Malayan Veterans' Association Inc. AWMM


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