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Rory Patrick Malone

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
    Lance Corporal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Rory Patrick AWMM
  • Surname
    Malone AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    K1013159 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1986 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1986 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Research
  • Place of birth
    Auckland NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Research
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 September 2005 AWMM Auckland, 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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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Sep 2005 AWMM
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Fatally shot during an insurgent attack on an armoured vehicle. AWMM
    • LCPL Malone joined the Army Reserve Force in November 2002 and transferred to the Regular Force as a Rifleman in September 2005 and was posted to 2nd/1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (2/1 RNZIR), based in Burnham. He was promoted to Lance Corporal in July 2011. LCPL Malone had previously deployed to Timor-Leste in 2006 and again in 2007.
      Statement on behalf of Lance Corporal Malone’s family:

      The New Zealand Defence Force is releasing this statement on behalf of the family of Lance Corporal Rory Patrick Malone, the New Zealand soldier killed in Afghanistan on 4 August 2012.

      "We are very saddened by the loss of a much loved family member. Rory joined the Territorial Force on 7 November 2002 and then transferred to the Regular Force as a rifleman, RNZIR on 7 September 2005.

      He served with 2/1 RNZIR for most of his career, deploying to Timor-Leste twice before his deployment to Afghanistan.

      Rory’s family is extremely proud of his service to the NZ Army. Rory went to Afghanistan to do what he considered an important job which contributed to the greater good of the region. He did his job with honour and pride. Rory will be dearly missed by his family.

      We extend our deepest sympathy to Rory’s partner, and the family of the other lost soldier, as well as those who were wounded in the incident.

      We ask for privacy during this devastating time to deal with our grief and loss." 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
    Manukau Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Crematorium (Papatoetoe Cemetery), 357 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland AWMM RETUR-V-017 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 13 August 2012 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum AWMM

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  • Hey fella, Rest In Peace, can't believe that it's 2 years since you left. Me and Murphy visited you on the anniversary and bumped into a couple of the boys at the graveside. Hope your still getting the gym in on the other side. Kia Kaha!
    Public - Neil - Comrade - 12 February 2015



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11 July 2017RoscoeAucklandComrade
28 August 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
12 February 2015NeilAucklandComrade

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