Māori › James Robert Gatenby Born 5 December 1937 - Died 5 June 1969 PDF Key details Service numberVietnam 38655 AWMM Malaya 38655 AWMM Also known asJim AWMM Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Last rankVietnam Corporal/Military AWMM 6th Royal Australian Regiment / New Zealand (ANZAC) Battalion, Whiskey 2 Company (1RNZIR) AWMM WarMalayan Emergency, 1948-1960 AWMM Indonesian Confrontation 1962-1966 AWMM Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Borneo Confrontation, 1963-1966 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Delta Coy 2 NZ Regiment Malaya 1961. Left to right (Back Row). PTE CR King, PTE J Hemopo, PTE TP Doi … All Rights Reserved AWMM View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJames Robert AWMM SurnameGatenby AWMM Ingoa Also known asJim AWMM Service numberVietnam 38655 AWMM Malaya 38655 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Report › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth5 December 1937 AWMM Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistmentNgakuru, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkation Relationship statusSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarMalayan Emergency, 1948-1960 AWMM Indonesian Confrontation 1962-1966 AWMM Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Borneo Confrontation, 1963-1966 AWMM Campaign Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Service numberVietnam 38655 AWMM Malaya 38655 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers6th Royal Australian Regiment / New Zealand (ANZAC) Battalion, Whiskey 2 Company (1RNZIR) AWMM Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency Enlistment Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsBorneo Vessel was Captain Cook AWMM Temporary Lance Corporal Chamberlain New Zealand Regiment, 2 Battalion, D Company Chamberlain British Commonwealth Far East Strategic Reserve AWMM 2nd Embarkation AWMM Vietnam Corporal/Military Ministry for Culture and Heritage Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment AWMM 3rd Embarkation AWMM Vietnam Corporal/Military Ministry for Culture and Heritage Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor Company AWMM 1st Australian Task Force AWMM 4th Embarkation AWMM Malaya Private Nom Roll 2NZ Reg 4th Royal Australian Regiment / New Zealand (ANZAC) Battalion, Whiskey 2 Company (1RNZIR) Nom Roll 2NZ Reg 1st Australian Task Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes5 June 1969 AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Killed when he was struck by fragments from a rocket propelled grenade. AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankVietnam Corporal/Military AWMM 6th Royal Australian Regiment / New Zealand (ANZAC) Battalion, Whiskey 2 Company (1RNZIR) AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Corporal Gatenby was originally from Kaponga, Taranaki, and was the only soldier from Taranaki to be killed in action during the Vietnam War. He was on his third tour overseas and his second in Vietnam.Formerly buried at Terendak Camp, Malacca, Malaysia.Originaly buried in Terandak Camp, Malaysia, in 2018 Corporal Gatenby was returned to New Zealand as part of Te Auraki (The Return) project, and reburied in Opunake.Killed in action, 5 June 1969 – rocket propelled grenade fragments to head in contact. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Death5 June 1969 AWMM Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Death notes CemeteryOpunake Cemetery, Opunake, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM Plot 1918, Block K, RSA Section AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference ObituaryNew Zealand Herald 10 June 1969 s1, p1. AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Roll of Honour Remember James Robert Gatenby by laying a poppy. Dolina Francis Gatenby Doris Isabel Gatenby James Robert Gatenby Joshua Charles Gatenby Arthur Ernest Gates Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of James Robert Gatenby Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand History online. New Zealand and the Vietnam War. http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/vietnam-war Further Reference Vietnam.govt.nz. Website. Personal page. http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/veteran/cpl-jr-gatenby Further Reference Australia's Vietnam War https://vietnam.unsw.adfa.edu.au/ Further Reference The New Zealand Malaya Veterans Association. http://www.malayavets.co.nz/ Further Reference Keith, Leighton (20 August 2018). Taranaki Vietnam veteran's body to be buried in Opunake. Stuff.co.nz https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/106402569/taranaki-vietnam-veterans-body-to-be-buried-in-opunake Further Reference NZDF Begins Repatriation Mission in Malaysia http://www.nzdf.mil.nz/media-centre/news/2018/nzdf-begins-repatriation-mission-in-malaysia.htm Further Reference DocumentsSubritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM Gurr, Robert M. (1995). Voices from a border war : a history of 1 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1963 to 1965. Melbourne, Vic.: Robert Gurr. AWMM Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 8 May 1964, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.139-150 AWMM Nominal Roll 2NZ Regiment 1959-1961. Kindly provided by Alan (Archie) Dawson February 2021. AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact 10 June 2021RoscoeNZResearcher The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.