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Douglas Grant

Portrait (Photograph © Crown Copyright. New Zealand Defence Force 2011

Portrait (Photograph © Crown Copyright. New Zealand Defence Force 2011


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Grant AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Duggy AWMM
  • Service number
    P754045 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    26 April 1970 Public - Calum - Sibling - 9 May 2018 - Family history
  • Place of birth
    Lower Hutt, Wellington Public - Calum - Sibling - 9 May 2018 - Family history
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM
    Wife - Tina Grant, 2 children - Jemma and Jaden AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Killed when he and other New Zealand troops attempted to free hostages following a Taleban attack at the British Council diplomatic offices in Kabul on Friday 19 August 2011 (NZT).

    This was his second tour of Afghanistan.

    He was the first soldier serving with the New Zealand forces to be killed in combat in Afghanistan. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    19 August 2011 AWMM
    Age 41 AWMM
    KabulAfghanistan AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Douglas Grant

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  • Hey dad, love you heaps, new year, and I'm still out here doin me. Wish I knew you a bit better, but you gave me so much over our five years together, hope your not too peeved about the mistakes I've made and are proud of who I've come to be and who I'm growing into. Thanks dad, thanks heaps
    Public - jaden - Child - 3 January 2024
  • Douglas,
    I remember you around high school in your army fatigues. Always passionate about the army before you were in it. You were a laugh. My relatives knew you well. Really proud of your work for freedom, one Tok kid to another. Bless you. Kabul - taken again, sadly. Rest in the Peace and Love of New Zealand. Love to your whanau. "Quick, get the Bluo!" Lifelong memory of yours as a kid, a trick you suggested for bee stings. Yet to try, Douglas. Blessings and alofa.
    Public - Karen - 18 August 2021
  • You did well Pilgrim. I will lay a poppy for you in the spot you left this earth... 6 years to the day in Kabul this August 2017... Respect. "Franky" Movement Operator 5 MOV COY & 3 AUCK NORTH
    Public - SPENCER (FRANKY) - Comrade - 20 February 2017
  • Hey Babe, Got your you loads.
    Public - Tina - Wife - 30 April 2015
  • Love and Miss you always. Hope you are at Rest where ever you maybe xx
    Public - Tina - Wife - 16 February 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
03 January 2024jadenPalmerston NorthChild
18 August 2021KarenRotorua, NZOther
09 May 2018CalumHamilton, New ZealandSibling
20 February 2017SPENCER (FRANKY)AustraliaComrade
30 April 2015TinaAuckland, NZWife

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