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Jersey Bassett Yandall


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jersey Bassett AWMM
  • Surname
    Yandall AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Joe AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 37670 AWMM
    • Vietnam 337670 AWMM
    • Malaya 337670 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
      NZ Gazette Number 38 dated 27 May 1971 Citation: Sergeant Yandall joined the New Zealand Regular Army on 20th April 1959, and was posted to the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. He joined Whiskey Company in Malaysia in May 1969, and arrived with Whisky Three Company in South Vietnam in November 1969. During a year of active service duty Sergeant Yandall has carried out the duties of platoon sergeant in a most commendable manner. At all times he has efficiently controlled the administration of his platoon in an energetic yet unobtrusive manner. When called upon to command the platoon in the absence of the platoon commander he has displayed confident and effective leadership. On a number of occasions he has led patrols that have made contact with the enemy. Particularly noteworthy are the four contacts during the period 10 September 1970 to 20 September 19701 which resulted in eight enemy dead without a single casualty being suffered by his patrol. These and previous successes can be attributed to Sergeant Yandall's bold and aggressive leadership and his skill as an infantry leader. The standard of Sergeant Yandall’s leadership and professional ability reflect great credit upon himself, his Regiment and the New Zealand Army. AWMM
    • General Service Medal 1962 (Borneo clasp) AWMM
    • New Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM
    • Vietnam Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Student of Newton Primary School; Kowhai Intermediate; Mt Albert Grammar

    Known as Joe. W3 Company, RNZIR website has portrait

    Read citation for MID. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    26 January 1982 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    KaitaiaNorthland AWMM
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Northern Advocate AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Contact (Magazine of the New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association) AWMM
    • Northern Advocate AWMM
      Obituary: Northern Advocate AWMM
    • Subritzky, M. (1990). The Subritzky legend. Waikanae, N.Z.: Heritage Press. AWMM
    • Hall, C. (2014). No front line : inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books. AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 18 May-1 October 1965, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.151-156 AWMM
    • Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing AWMM
    • Nominal Roll 2NZ Regiment 1959-1961. Kindly provided by Alan (Archie) Dawson February 2021. AWMM
    • FARELF Nominal Roll Part 1 1958-1961 - Archives New Zealand, Wellington, CAJN CH189/Box70 41/4/11 (R21234083) AWMM
    • Medals and Stars - General Service Medals Borneo - Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R12456000) AWMM

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