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Stuart William Ellwood



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Stuart William AWMM
  • Surname
    Ellwood AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Stew AWMM
    • Stu Public - Lenny - Sibling - 25 April 2020 - Was always known to family as Stu, not Stew. Just whoever 1st wrote this decided for themselves how to spell it.
  • Service number
    Vietnam 42752 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 October 1947 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 42752 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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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  • Memorial Flag - presented to his parents on the 2 December 1989. An account of the flag's presentation written by Ngaire Ellwood (his sister) appears in 'The Vietnam Scrapbook' , p.194

    Killed in action - gunshot wounds

    Named Stew in a letter in The Vietnam Scrapbook p. 229

    Killed in action (GSW), 6 February 1968. Body RTNZ for burial. Arrived in Vietnam 15 September 1967. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    6 February 1968 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    VietnamSoutheast Asia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Foxton Cemetery, Corner Hickford and Avenue Road, Foxton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald 8 February 1968, s1, p1. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam. AWMM

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25 April 2020LennyWanganui, New ZealandSibling

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