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Randal Forbes Elliott

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Randal Forbes AWMM
  • Surname
    Elliott AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Randall Forbes AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 October 1922 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1962-1966 AWMM
      Borneo Confrontation 1962-1966 AWMM
      Following the defeat of the Brunei rebellion at the end of 1962 the Indonesian Foreign Minister announced a policy of 'confgrontation' against Malaysia, justifying this Indonesian expansion as a response to hostile neo-colonialist / imperialist policies against Indonesia. Following on the burning oif the British Embassy in Jakarta a British and Commonwealth force was created to dominate the Borneo border and resist Indonesian incursions. from Spink (1988) AWMM
    • 1964-1973 AWMM
      Vietnam War AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Pauline; father of Sally, Jane, John, Sue, Pip, Penny and Mandy; son of Sir James Elliot, doctor and medical journalist; brother of Dr. Kennedy Elliot and Dr. Robert Elliot.

    Ophthalmic Surgeon with the New Zealand Civilian Surgical Team at Qui Nhon, December 1972-February 1973; March-May 1974.

    Knight of Saint John of the Order of St. John; Chancellor of the Order of St. John

    Road Safety Trust, Chairman, 1989
    New Zealand Medical Association. President (1970's)
    Medical Association of New Zealand, Chairman (1970's)

    Education: Institute of Ophthalmology, London, United Kingdom; Royal College of Surgeons, London, United Kingdom; Victoria University, New Zealand; Otago University, New Zealand; Wanganui Collegiate School, New Zealand

    Service: Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul, Molesworth Street, Wellington, New Zealand, 26 July 2010. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 July 2010 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 24 July 2010

    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, Weekend Herald, 24 July 2010 AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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