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Thomas Arthur Aldridge



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Aldridge AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tom AWMM
  • Service number
    30688 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

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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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Lung disease AWMM

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Judy.

    Malaya 1962-63

    Malaysia 1965-

    Borneo 1965-

    South Vietnam 1967-78

    Singapore 1974-6

    Died in Rotorua.

    Photo of Capt T.A. Aldridge in The Officers, 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Terendak Camp, Malaya 1966-67) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    6 July 2011 Cemetery Record
    Age 71 AWMM
    RotoruaBay of Plenty Cemetery Record
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium, Schnapper Rock, Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 8 July 2011

    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 8 July 2011 AWMM
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  • Would be better if AWMM had "Malayan Emergency 1948-1960"(6Jun48-31Jul60) - "Indonesian Confrontation 1962-1966"(8Dec62-11Aug1966) "Borneo" was only a small part of the Konfrontasi Indonesia as operation were on mainland Malaya also. (AWMM should have another catagory "Malaya" (1Aug60-16Aug64) as border operations fighting the Communist Terrorists was ongoing after the Emergency was declared over.

    Tom would have also been awarded the Pingat Jasa Malaysia (PJM) medal, a Malaysian Government issued medal in appreciation of NZ's involvement.
  • The Malayan Emergency was declared over on 31 July 1960...therefor Tom was not part of that "campaign". So his tour to 1 NZ Regt "Terendak Camp" Malacca, Malaya in 1961/63 would be classed as NZGSM with clasp “MALAYA 1960-64” (warlike). The AWMM "Borneo Confrontation 1963-66" is actually the Indonesian Confrontation 24 Dec 1962 - 11 Aug 1966 (operations on both Mainland Malaya & Sarawak State, Borneo Island). A tour to Borneo would get one the General Service Medal (1962) with clasp “BORNEO” and service on Mainland Malaya would get one the General Service Medal (1962) with clasp “MALAY PENINSULA” (17 Aug 1964 – 12 Jun 1965)
  • G30688 Thomas Arthur ALDRIDGE-CBE; [MV 62/63, BV 65/67. VV] (Bn2IC 74/76) 6 July 2011 aged 71 (ld). Buried at North Shore Memorial Park, 235 Schnapper Rock Rd, Schnapper Rock, Auckland 0632, Nth Div Sect 2, Block; RSA-E, Row; G, Plot; 1. [-36.75244, 174.6798] Duntroon 1961. LEST WE FORGET



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  • External links
  • References
    • Gurr, Robert M. (1995). Voices from a border war : a history of 1 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1963 to 1965. Melbourne, Vic.: Robert Gurr. AWMM
      Gurr, Robert M. (1995). p. 162 AWMM
    • Who's who in New Zealand (1951-1991). Wellington, N.Z. ; Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
      p. 6 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM
    • DECEASED, 1 NZ Regiment, 1961-63 – Internet resource. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • Malayan Veterans Assn. (2004-). Selamat : Newsletter of the Malayan Veterans' Association Inc. AWMM
    • Fry, P., & New Zealand. Army. Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Battalion, 1st. (1983). The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment : Journal / [P.J. Fry, editor] (25th anniversary commemorative ed.). Singapore: The Regiment. AWMM
    • Medals and Stars - General Service Medals Borneo - Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R12456000) AWMM

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