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Jerry Tauri Barrett

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 209440 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Birth name was Herehere AWMM
    • Joseph Tauri Barrett AWMM
    • Jerry AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jerry Tauri AWMM
  • Surname
    Barrett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Birth name was Herehere AWMM
    • Joseph Tauri Barrett AWMM
    • Jerry AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 209440 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 April 1942 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 209440 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    New Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM
    27 November 2003 AWMM
    Sapper Barrett's nephew, Mr Maurice Davis of Auckland, received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Post WW2/Regular Military Service 1959 Ministry for Culture and Heritage Apprentice/Military Ministry for Culture and Heritage Royal New Zealand Engineers Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    24 November 1969 AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Claymore mine explosion. Four man from V4 Company were on patrol, alongside an AVRN platoon, when they were ambushed. During the ensuing contact, Jerry was killed alongside Peter Rauhihi, with two others injured. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Memorial Flag - Presented to family at Memorial service 25-26 November 1989.

    Killed in action, 24 November 1969 – claymore mine explosion.Herehere (Jerry) was brought up in the Waitomo Caves area and was a member of the military cadets at school, attending camps at Waiouru and Papakura. He joined the Army at 17 and completed a plumbing apprenticeship with the Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers. Posted to Malaysia, he joined V4 Company in Vietnam on 8 May 1969. On 24 November 1969 he and three other members of V4 were on patrol with an ARVN platoon when they were ambushed. In the ensuing contact, Jerry was killed and Peter Rauhihi mortally wounded. Two other New Zealanders – Ray Davidson and Patrick Smith – were wounded. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 November 1969 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Age 27 AWMM
    VietnamSoutheast Asia Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    urupa, Te Kuiti Marae, Te Kuiti, King Country, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Jerry is buried at Te Kuiti Urupa (Central City) Awakino Road, Te Kuiti, [-38.33911, 175.16791] Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 2 June 2018 - Site visit
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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

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19 October 2017RoscoeAucklandResearcher
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