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Pralli Durrer

The Roll of Honour for those who served in Bosnia, Kuwait, East Timor, and Afghanistan. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Unveiled on 30 June 2019. No known copyright restrictions.

The Roll of Honour for those who served in Bosnia, Kuwait, East Timor, and Afghanistan. Auckland War …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Pralli AWMM
  • Surname
    Durrer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Afghanistan A1016393 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
    Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    2012 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Embarkation details
    Timor Leste AWMM

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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Mortally wounded during an insurgent attack on an armoured vehicle he died in a helicopter on the way to hospital. AWMM
    • LCPL Durrer joined the NZ Army in June 2004 as a Rifleman and was posted to 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1 RNZIR). In September 2009 LCPL Durrer trade changed to Crewman, Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps (RNZAC) and was posted to Queen Alexandra’s Mounted Rifles (QAMR), now based in Linton. He was promoted to Lance Corporal in September 2010. LCPL Durrer had previously deployed to Timor-Leste in 2006/7.

      Statement on behalf of Lance Corporal Pralli Durrer’s family.

      The New Zealand Defence Force is releasing this statement on behalf of the family of Lance Corporal Pralli Durrer, the New Zealand soldier who was killed in Afghanistan on 4 August 2012.

      "Our family are going through a very difficult time after learning of Pralli’s death in Afghanistan. Support we are receiving from our wider family, friends and Pralli’s Army family has been encouraging and we are thankful that Pralli will be home with us soon.

      We are all thankful for the 26 years we had with Pralli and are proud of all that he accomplished in his short time with us. He has had a rewarding career as a soldier and we know he had a positive effect on all those he worked alongside throughout his time with NZ Army.

      We ask that the public and media please respect our privacy at this difficult time while we mourn the passing of our much loved nephew, grandson, son, cousin and friend.

      The details of Pralli’s funeral will be released in due course and we ask that you remain patient while we organise the fitting farewell that he deserves." Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 -
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About death

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  • Death
    4 August 2012 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Bamyan ProvinceAfghanistan AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    urupa, Te Manutai Marae, Hawke's Bay AWMM
  • 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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  • Much love and aroha from your Auckland whanau we love and remember you. We are so proud of you and your calling to serve your country Aotearoa. Always in our hearts.
    Public - Nina Gordon (nee Koia) - Other relative - 24 April 2017
  • Rest and Stand Clear Bro. An honour to have known and work with you.
    Public - James - Friend - 9 October 2015
  • Rest in Peace Pralli, ever so proud to have known you.
    Public - Nicola - Other Relative - 16 April 2015
  • Gone but not forgotten. Rest in Peace......
    Public - Neil - Comrade - 12 February 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 April 2017Nina Gordon (nee Koia)Waitakere AucklandOther relative
09 October 2015JamesNZFriend
28 August 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
16 April 2015NicolaNgaruawahiaOther Relative
12 February 2015NeilAucklandComrade

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