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Piers Martin Reid

Major General Piers Martin Reid CBE

Major General Piers Martin Reid CBE, Chief of General Staff NZ Army

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Piers Martin AWMM
  • Surname
    Reid AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • Vietnam U30723 AWMM
    • Vietnam 30723 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 November 1942 AWMM 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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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Royal Military College, Duntroon AWMM
  • 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Cancer AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended Sacred Heart College, Auckland

    Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies at Massey University

    Served in Vietnam 1965-67

    Later Chief of Army.

    DLit(Hon), MDefStud. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    2 October 2012 AWMM
    Age 69 AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Dominion Post, 5 October 2012

    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 5 October 2012 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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Roll of Honour

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  • Hi,anyone that reads this probably won't know me apart from Justine,I met Piers through Justine years ago,I had been in the NZ Army and I looked up to Piers and what he had accomplished, what an awesome man,a man amongst men,anyway what a loss I didn't even know he was dead,but the legend will live on and he'll be talked about for years to come,stand easy Piers Reid,rest easy ,Laurie Paterson.
    Public - Laurie - 7 August 2017
  • (ANZAC day 2017) Remembering the times before you embarked for Vietnam - and your return - as if it were yesterday. Thank you. C.
    Public - Catherine - Friend - 25 April 2017
  • Everyday is a struggle without you unconditional love, we all miss your unequalled intellect, how generous and loving you were, and your god awful laugh. James and I will bother miss how annoyingly fastidious you were and how you would make no secret of when we got on your nerves. I love you dad xx.
    Public - Justine Marie - Child - 27 June 2016



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  • External links
  • References
    • Malayan Veterans Assn. (2004-). Selamat : Newsletter of the Malayan Veterans' Association Inc. AWMM
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
      p. 287 AWMM
    • Taylor, A. (1998). The New Zealand roll of honour : New Zealanders who have served their country in peace and war : 150 years, 1845-1995. Auckland, N.Z.: Roll of Honour Publications. AWMM
      p.893 AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
      Death notice: Dominion Post, 5 October 2012 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 5 October 2012 AWMM
    • The New Zealand gunner: Official journal of The Royal New Zealand Artillery Old Comrades Association Inc.. Auckland, N.Z.: New Zealand Permanent Force Old Comrades Association. AWMM
    • Reidsreader blogspot AWMM
    • My older and much admired brother. Piers, you had an amazing intellect, a great sense of humour and Public - Miriam - Sibling - 25 April 2018 - Family memory


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
26 June 2018MiriamAucklandSibling
26 June 2018Miriam TeresaAucklandSibling
07 August 2017LaurieGreytownsOther
25 April 2017CatherineMelbourneFriend
27 June 2016Justine MariePaeroaChild

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