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Alfred Vivian Kempthorne



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred Vivian AWMM
  • Surname
    Kempthorne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Viv AWMM
  • Service number
    • Korea 11838 AWMM
    • Korea 11838 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 December 1918 AWMM DunedinOtago 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
    WW2 1939 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Joyce

    1939-41. Served on minesweepers in New Zealand with the Royal Navy New Zealand Division

    1941-45. Royal Navy. Served on HMS Hussar, minesweeper, based in Murmansk, North Russia; HMS Anson, battleship, on 18 Russian convoys and HMS Ocean, aircraft carrier

    1950-68. Royal New Zealand Navy. Served on HMNZS Rotoiti and Pukaki (as Commanding Officer) during the Korean war. Executive Officer HMNZS Royalist, Far East Station and Commanding Officer HMNZS Tamaki AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    22 February 2011 AWMM
    Age 92 AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium (Schnapper Rock), Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM Northern Division Rsa Burials Section 2 Block E Row E Plot 5 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 23 February 2011 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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