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Mark James Madigan


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    Mark James AWMM
  • Surname
    Madigan AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Biographical information

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  • Thirteen men, 2 instructors and 11 military personnel on an army alpine training course on Mt Ruapehu were caught by a blizzard. Two men trekked for 11 hours to raise the alarm. Six died on 13 August 1990 and only seven survived.

    Family planted a totara tree in remembrance near a memorial plaque. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    13 August 1990 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Mount RuapehuManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre, Whakapapa Village, State Highway 48, Mount Ruapehu, Memorial plaque and totara tree AWMM

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  • It doesn't seem like any time at all since those hot summers that we used to share with Mark- a regular down at the river with the neighbour kids and someone we all used to look up to and still do.
    Thinking about you often Mark, every year that passes you are in our thoughts.
    Thank you for being there. You are still important to all of us lucky enough to call you friend.
  • Such a huge loss to all that knew you and for those unlucky enough to never have had the pleasure. Like my brother Jeremy said, we miss you so much and think of you often. You left your mark on our family and left a huge hole when you left, one that could never be filled. Miss you so much my brother from another mother X
    Public - Paula - Friend - 30 May 2015
  • Miss you soo much my friend, not many days go by we still don't think about you, I owe you soo much. till we meet again Marks Birthdate 14/7
    Public - Jeremy - Friend - 25 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Dominion Post AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
      Watson, M. (2010, 13 August). Families unite again to recall Mt Ruapehu tragedy. Dominion Post, A3. Includes photographs AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
      Watson, M. (2010, 14 August). I have been given a second life. Dominion Post, A4. Includes photographs AWMM


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30 May 2015PaulaNew ZealandFriend
25 April 2015Jeremy ChristchurchFriend

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