Māori › Russell Williden Kerr Ainge Born 14 May 1921 - Died 23 March 1976 PDF Key details Service numberWWII 800105 AWMM Vietnam 30140 AWMM Also known asFish Eyes AWMM Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Last rank WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960 AWMM Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Regular Military Service AWMM Borneo Confrontation, 1963-1966 AWMM Indonesian Confrontation 1962-1966 AWMM Singapore-Malaysia 1966-1989 Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 26 January 2020 - https://vietnamwar.govt.nz/veteran/col-rwk-ainge Korean War, 1950-1953 Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 4 March 2021 - https://billiongraves.com/grave/Russell-Williden-Kerr-Ainge/15826340 Enquire Lay a poppy Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesRussell Williden Kerr AWMM SurnameAinge AWMM Ingoa Also known asFish Eyes AWMM Service numberWWII 800105 AWMM Vietnam 30140 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth14 May 1921 Public Source Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistmentWW2 9 Sealy Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM WW2 9 Sealy Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkationWW2 Mrs Zealandia Mary Ainge (mother), 9 Sealy Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM WW2 Mrs Zealandia Mary Ainge (mother), 9 Sealy Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMM Single AWMM Unknown AWMM Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960 AWMM Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Regular Military Service AWMM Borneo Confrontation, 1963-1966 AWMM Indonesian Confrontation 1962-1966 AWMM Singapore-Malaysia 1966-1989 Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 26 January 2020 - https://vietnamwar.govt.nz/veteran/col-rwk-ainge Korean War, 1950-1953 Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 4 March 2021 - https://billiongraves.com/grave/Russell-Williden-Kerr-Ainge/15826340 Campaign Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Service numberWWII 800105 AWMM Vietnam 30140 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ TransfersMajor, 1 Bn NZ Regiment 1957/59, Malaya. Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 26 January 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals – Nat Arch WA-M2, Series 2/1 Colonel - Commanding Officer - NZ Force - South East Asia (Singapore/Malaysia) Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 26 January 2020 - https://vietnamwar.govt.nz/veteran/col-rwk-ainge Military decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsMentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM Mentioned in Despatches (MID) - 14Jun60 - in recognitionof gallant and distinguished services in Malaya for the period 1st July to 31st 'December 1959. Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 26 January 2020 - London Gazette; 14Jun60 pg4146 Ordinary Officer of the Military Division of the - Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) - 3Jun72 Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 4 March 2021 - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/45680/supplement/6294 Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentWW2 Soldier/Civilian AWMM Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Vietnam Soldier/Civilian AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Lieutenant/Military AWMM New Zealand Army Service Corps AWMM Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM WW2 Headquarters, 2 Divisional Base AWMM Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM 2nd Embarkation AWMM Borneo New Zealand Regiment, 1 Battalion, Headquarters AWMM British Commonwealth Far East Strategic Reserve AWMM 4th Embarkation AWMM Malaya Major/Military AWMM New Zealand Infantry Regiment AWMM 3rd Embarkation AWMM Vietnam Colonel/Military AWMM Visitor AWMM V-Force AWMM 5th Embarkation AWMM Malaya Emergency - Major, 1 NZ Regt. Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 25 January 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals Vietnam - Colonel, Russell was the Commander NZ Force South East Asia, based in Singapore/Malaysia, he popped over to SVN to visit his soldiers..... (unsure of the HQ, 2 Div Base, 2nd NZ Exp Force-!!) Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 26 January 2020 - https://vietnamwar.govt.nz/veteran/col-rwk-ainge Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rank Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of William Gilbert Horace Ainge and of Zealandia Mary Ainge (nee Kerr), of Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand.Five brothers served in WW2: Russell Williden Kerr Ainge (800105), Alan Oswald Ainge (43769) died of wounds, Joseph (Joe) John Ainge (45239); William David Ainge (4423) and Raymond George Ainge (NZ436128) RNZAF and RNZNVR (UK).Served in Malaya, 1957-1959. Source: A. Polaschek, New Zealand Malaya Veterans Association.Comdr NZFORSEA based in Singapore. Died while on release leave, location of burial unknown.Photo of Maj R.W.K. Ainge in The Officers, 1st Battalion The New Zealand Regiment (Nyasa Camp, Malaya 1958)Photo of Maj R.W.K. Ainge in The Officers, 1st Battalion The New Zealand Regiment (Sobraon Camp, Malaya 1959) AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Death23 March 1976 Cemetery Record Age 54 AWMM Christchurch, Canterbury Cemetery Record Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of death Death notes CemeteryWaimairi Cemetery, Grahams Road, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Lawn Plot 363 AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Roll of Honour Remember Russell Williden Kerr Ainge by laying a poppy. Joseph John Ainge Raymond George Ainge Russell Williden Kerr Ainge William David Ainge Thomas Brian Ainger Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Russell Williden Kerr Ainge Leave a note Contribute › Processing https://billiongraves.com/grave/Russell-Williden-Kerr-Ainge/15826340 Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 4 March 2021 Report Sources Sources Contribute › External linksBirths, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz Sources Used Cemetery Records. Christchurch City Council cemeteries database. http://librarydata.christchurch.org.nz/Cemeteries/ Sources Used Vietnam List. personal page http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/veteran/col-rwk-ainge Further Reference Memories of New Zealand and the Vietnam War. New Zealand History online website. http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/ Further Reference New Zealand History online. New Zealand and the Vietnam War. http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/vietnam-war Further Reference Australia's Vietnam War https://vietnam.unsw.adfa.edu.au/ Further Reference DocumentsSubritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM WW2 11: WW2 3 AWMM Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM WW2 14: WW2 3 AWMM Contact (Magazine of the New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association) AWMM Hall, C. (2014). No front line : inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books. AWMM This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM Clamp, B., Clamp, D., & 1st Battalion the New Zealand Regiment (1957-59) Association. (2007). 1st battalion the New Zealand regiment (1957-59) association 50th anniversary: the first of the first. B. Clamp. AWMM 1st Battalion - New Zealand Regiment - Historical Records - General, July 1957-1959, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ADRC 17588 2/1/1 (R17928162). AWMM This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). 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. 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