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Alastair Mark Cameron

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alastair Mark AWMM
  • Surname
    Cameron AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ13562 AWMM
    • 13562 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 June 1935 AWMM WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
    Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 30 December 1950 AWMM Rata, near Hunterville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Horatio John Cameron and Florence Valmai Cameron, farmers AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 January 1952 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Post WW2 30 December 1950 AWMM
    Age 15 AWMM
    Student/Civilian AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Height, Unknown Period AWMM
    5ft 8in; Eyes Green AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alastair Cameron was seconded from the Navy to Outward Bound at Anakiwa in 1962 as original staff.

    In 1967 he was involved with commissioning HMNZS Blackpool at Chatham, England, and working up in Portland, followed by 7 months on the Far East Station.

    He was seconded under the Colombo Plan to open the Singaporean Outward Bound School. He was Chief Instructor 1967 - 1969.

    Served in Operation Grapple on HMNZ Pukaki from 4.10.1956 to 13.1.1958. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    14 March 2016 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park, North Shore, Auckland AWMM
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  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • This record was created from Operation Grapple research by Arthur Venus and Gerry Wright and kindly provided by Gerry Wright (2021). AWMM
    • Wright, G. C. (2007). We were there : Operation Grapple : the story of New Zealand's involvement in the British nuclear weapons tests at Christmas Island 1957-58. [Auckland, N.Z : Gerry Wright] AWMM

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