James Robert AWMM
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Vietnam 38655 AWMM
5 December 1937 AWMM
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Ngakuru, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
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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.
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
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James Robert Gatenby
- Subritsky, 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
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