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Lyndsay Victor Aschoff


  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Lyndsay Victor AWMM
    • Lyndsay Victor Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 15 November 2020 - Nom Roll 63/65 (Gurr Bn) Foster
  • Surname
    Aschoff AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    35574 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Embarkation details
    • Borneo Staff Sergeant Chamberlain New Zealand Regiment, 2 Battalion Chamberlain
      2nd Embarkation AWMM
    • Malaya Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion NZMVA
    • Malaya = 1 Bn NZ Regiment,(NOT 1 RNZIR) as the queen did not give approval for the “Royal” ascension until 1May64, then the unit became, 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1 RNZIR). Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 25 January 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals.
    • Borneo, Staff Sergeant - 1 Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1 RNZIR) Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 5 February 2020 - H.E. Chamberlain, nominal roll 8May64
    • 2nd Battalion NZ Regiment was posted to Malaysia in November 1963 (its second rotation after the first in 1959/61 - Atkin Battalion). On 1May64 (before the unit went ot Borneo for the Indonesian Confrontation, on 8May63) the units name was changed to 1 Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 5 February 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals

Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served 1957-1959 and 1963-1965. Source: A. Polaschek, New Zealand Malaya Veterans Association.

    Photo of SSgt L.V. Ashcoff in 1st Battalion New Zealand Infantry Regiment, WOs & SGTs (Terendak Camp, Malaysia 1964)

    Photo of Sgt L.V. Aschoff in The Warrant Officers & Senior NCOs, 1st Battalion The New Zealand Regiment (Nyasa Camp, Malaya 1958) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    11 November 1973 AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 8 May 1964, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.139-150 AWMM
    • 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
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • Last Post - New Zealand Malaya Veterans Association 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


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