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Alastair John Sherwood Don

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories. Vietnam Panels names: Vietnam Names Awatere - Don - This image may be subject to copyright
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alastair John Sherwood AWMM
  • Surname
    Don AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Al AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 37221 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 March 1938 AWMM KurowOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Vietnam Te Iringa, Kaikohe, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • 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
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alastair Don and Robert White were killed when the front of their vehicle, Romeo 2, 161 Battery was blown up by a Vietcong command detonated mine. Sergeant Don and Bombardier White were New Zealand's first casualties in the war. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    14 September 1965 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    VietnamSoutheast Asia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Terendak Camp, Malacca, Malaysia AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam. AWMM

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  • To the grandfather I never knew, I thank you for laying down your life in the line of duty and for your service to your country. Lest' we forget. Your proud granddaughter, Isabelle.
    Public - Isabelle Rose - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
      Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). p. 53, 56, 45, 161, 197. AWMM
    • Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing AWMM
      New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association Inc. AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM


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25 April 2015Isabelle RoseLevib, New ZealandOther Relative