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Pirihi Ewan Charles Gillies

Plaque at Greytown Cemetery

L/Cpl. P E C Gillies, 679118

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Pirihi Ewan Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Gillies AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Piri AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 679118 AWMM
    • W879118 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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


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  • Embarkation details
    Malaya Private Howard Chamberlain

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Gurr’s Battalion. Reconnaissance Platoon, Support Company 1963-65. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    12 July 2021 AWMM
    Age 78 AWMM
    MastertonWairarapa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Wairarapa Times, 13 July 2021 "Koro was suddenly taken from us surrounded by his whanau at the young age of 78 years. Husband and best friend of Sandra. Much loved dad of Fleur and Murray, Meredith and Chris. Grandad of Emily, Litiia, Kivaarn, Nadiah and Brayden and great–grandad to Aniyah and Marleigh. Loved brother, cousin, uncle and friend to many. A celebration of Pirihi’s life will be held at Richmond Chapel, 10 Richmond Road, Carterton on Thursday 15th July 2021 at 10.30am followed by private cremation. Pirihi’s service will be livestreamed and available via his tribute pageOkioki I Runga I Te Rangimarie." AWMM
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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
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • 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


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