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William Rauna Williams

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 694195 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • William R Williams AWMM
    • Wheels AWMM
    • Wirimu Rauna Williams AWMM
    • Bill AWMM
    • "Wheels" Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 15 May 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals
    • William Te Rauna WILLIAMS Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 17 May 2020 - https://dpmc.govt.nz/publications/queens-birthday-honours-list-1996
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Wheels WILLIAMS

Wheels WILLIAMS

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Rauna AWMM
  • Surname
    Williams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • William R Williams AWMM
    • Wheels AWMM
    • Wirimu Rauna Williams AWMM
    • Bill AWMM
    • "Wheels" Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 15 May 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals
    • William Te Rauna WILLIAMS Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 17 May 2020 - https://dpmc.govt.nz/publications/queens-birthday-honours-list-1996
  • Service number
    Vietnam 694195 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 March 1940 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 694195 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Staff Sergeant, (Transport Plt Sgt) 1 RNZIR, 1978/80 Singapore-Malaysia, (RNZCT) Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 15 May 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    The Queen's Service Medal (QSM) for Public Services Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 17 May 2020 - https://dpmc.govt.nz/publications/queens-birthday-honours-list-1996

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
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Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • Vietnam Lance Corporal/Military Ministry for Culture and Heritage Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, New Zealand Army Detachment Ministry for Culture and Heritage Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps AWMM
    • Vietnam - "Wheels" was a Lcpl with Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps (RNZAMC), attached to the NZ Army Engineer Team from 29Jun64-20Jul65. Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 15 May 2020 - https://vietnamwar.govt.nz/veteran/lcpl-wr-williams
    • NEWZAD was New Zealand's first military contribution in Vietnam. The 25-strong team of engineers arrived in Saigon in June 1964. Based in Thu Dau Mot. NEWZAD was "Engineers" Royal New Zealand Engineers (RNZE). RNZEME is a different "corp". RNZE build/construct bridges/buildings/roads etc. They are known/rank as "Sappers"...RNZEME repair vehicles/radios/weapons etc...They are known/rank as "Craftsmen" Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 17 May 2020 - http://www.nzdf.mil.nz/

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served in Vietnam

    Vietnam Certificate of Achievement. (1965). The United States Military Assistance Command Vietnam. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 May 2020 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Published in Taranaki Daily News, 19 May 2020
    "WILLIAMS, Wirimu Rauna (Bill):
    Of Moerewa. Cherished son-in-law of Joe (dec) and Kitty (dec) Kumeroa. Much loved husband of Linda Williams (nee Kumeroa) (dec). Very loved and respected brother-in-law of Stanley (dec), and Sheila (deceased) and Gloria (Hawera), Tom and Leonie (Gold Coast), Fred and Raewyn (Normanby), Colonel (Hawera), Midge De Jong (deceased) Hawera, Bill and Jacqui (Hawera), Puna (dec) and Maria (dec), Bev and Ivan Graham (Normanby), Joybell (dec), Joe and Sharon (Hawera), Paul and Gina (Raetihi). A much loved Uncle Bill to all his many nieces and nephews." AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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10 November 2020RoscoeAotearoaComrade

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