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Peter George Atkinson



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter George AWMM
  • Surname
    Atkinson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Ako AWMM
    • Acko AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam P42931 AWMM
    • Vietnam 42931 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 March 1949 AWMM
  • 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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Training and Enlistment

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

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
    23 February 1969 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, Vietnam AWMM
    Wounded in Action on 23rd February 1969 with shrapnel injury to right eye. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Esther

    Served in Vietnam 1968-69

    Wounded in action, 23 February 1969 – shrapnel wound to right eye. Cremated and buried in Manukau Memorial Gardens

    Peter was a member of the Staff of the RF Cadet School, and had been the Parade Marshall at the Anzac Day Services at Papakura RSA. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    6 February 2011 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Age 61 AWMM
    Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Manukau Memorial Gardens AWMM Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 9 February 2011 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • P42931 Peter George (Acko) ATKINSON [W2,V4] (1 Platoon 77/79) 6 February 2011 aged 61. Cremated & buried at Manukau Memorial Gardens, 361 Puhinui Rd, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2025. [-36.99433, 174.838] LEST WE FORGET Acko was hard man but a good man ONWARD



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  • External links
  • References
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 9 February 2011 AWMM
    • Malayan Veterans Assn. (2004-). Selamat : Newsletter of the Malayan Veterans' Association Inc. AWMM

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