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Donald Campbell Frith

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Campbell AWMM
  • Surname
    Frith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Don AWMM
    • Donald Campbell Frith AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 573233 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 October 1946 AWMM TaihapeManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    4 Mansfield Street, Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 573233 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
    Post WW2/CMT Private Ministry for Culture and Heritage Burnham Military Camp Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • 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
    11 July 1969 AWMMDied of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Don died of illness just nine weeks into his tour of duty. AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Formerly buried at Terendak Camp, Malacca, Malaysia. Returned to New Zealand as part of the Te Auraki Repatriation Project.

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) began repatriating the remains of personnel buried in Malaysia during 2018.

    This is part of project Te Auraki (The Return), under which the NZDF is bringing home personnel and dependants buried overseas after 1 January, 1955, following a change in Government policy.

    Died on active service, 11 July 1969 – medical reasons. Also known as Donald Campbell Morgan.

    Don Frith grew up in northern Hawkes Bay, attending Marumaru Primary School, north of Wairoa, and then Napier High Boys' High School in Napier. He joined the Army as a National Serviceman and was posted to 1 Battalion Depot Burnham for infantry training. His next posting was to 1RNZIR at Terendak in Malaysia in November 1968. Six months later he was posted to Vietnam with V4 Company. Nine weeks into his Tour of Duty, Don became very sick and died of illness on 11 July 1969. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    11 July 1969 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    VietnamSoutheast Asia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Wairoa New Cemetery, Wairoa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand AWMM Plot 26, Row 5, Block A AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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