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William George Pike

THE OFFICERS OF THE FIRST BATTALION. The New Zealand Regiment — Malaya 1962. Back Row L to R: Capt WD Prouse, 2Lt RA Monks, Lt KD Bell, Capt NL Skilton, Lt BD Sinclair, Lt PDR Browne, 2Lt JA Dixon, 2Lt KH Fraser, 2Lt NA Kotua, 2Lt TD Brosnahan, Lt J A Hawkins, Lt MJ Ross, 2Lt MH Devlin, 2Lt WPB Brady.
Middle Row L to R: Capt PJ Rodgers ED, Capt LB Shannon, Capt JM Spiers, Fr PMM Carmody, Capt PJ Burtt, Lt MJ Dudman, Capt WJD Meldrum, 2Lt DA Dawe, Lt LF Partner, Lt JW Litchfield, 2Lt JD Collinson, 2Lt DB Slocombe, Capt MJ Hall, Lt AL Gadsby.
Front Row L. to R: Capt JP Brosnahan, Maj J Brooke, Maj NE McLeod, Maj WG Pike, Maj RH Smith, Maj MR Kennedy, Lt Col LA Pearce, MBE, Capt TB Butson, Maj IB Bennett, Maj R Stanley-Harris, Maj RH Manson, Maj KE Ussher, Capt JRM Barker, Capt TG Martin.
Inset. Lt RV Richards, Ch IV CI W Vercoe.Image kindly provided by Bill Russell, Vice President of the Malayan Veterans Association (December 2020).

THE OFFICERS OF THE FIRST BATTALION. The New Zealand Regiment — Malaya 1962. Back Row L to R: Capt W …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William George AWMM
  • Surname
    Pike AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 440136 AWMM
    • Malaya 30267 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 40 Strathmore Avenue, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Sergeant Major J. H. Pike (father), c/- Camp Headquarters, Trentham, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Clerk 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.154
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.154
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Prisoner of war

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  • Husband of the late Melva and Tira.

    Major Pike served in Malaya 1961-63 as an Officer Commanding in 1 New Zealand Infantry Regiment.

    A full military funeral service was held for Major Pike at Hamilton Park Crematorium Chapel, Newstead, Hamilton.

    Service number 30267 in Malaya.

    Photo of Maj W.G. Pike in The Officers, 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Regiment (Malaya 1962) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    26 March 2011 Death Notice
    Age 88 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato Death Notice
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  • Cemetery
    • Hamilton Park Cemetery AWMM Cremation AWMM
    • Cremated at Hamilton Park Crematorium AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 28 March 2011, and Dominion Post, 30 March 2011 AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
    Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls J-force personnel from Italy Middle East to Japan. Archives New Zealand (R22440245)
    https://collections.archives.govt.nz/web/arena/search#/entity/aims-archive/R22440245
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  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.154 AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • Koorey, P.(Ed). (2007). 1st [First] Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment 1957-2007 : from South East Asia to Afghanistan, the first 50 years. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott. AWMM
      p.305 (group photo) AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM
    • DECEASED, 1 NZ Regiment, 1961-63 – Internet resource. 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. AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls J-force personnel from Italy Middle East to Japan. Archives New Zealand (R22440245) AWMM
      p.24 AWMM

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