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Kenneth Horomai Harding

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Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, World War 2 Roll of Honour, names: Arona - Moa (supplied by G.A. Fortune in 2008.) - Image has All Rights Reserved
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Horomai AWMM
  • Surname
    Harding AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kenneth Horomia AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 388111 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 February 1948 AWMM
  • 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 388111 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Private, Support Sect scout, Victor 6 Company, 4RAR/NZ(ANZAC)Bn, 1 ATF, May/Dec 1971, South Vietnam Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 16 March 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Buried at Waima Valley, Hokianga.

    Memorial Flag - Presented to family 25 November 1989

    Private Harding's mother, Mrs Annie Harding of Waima and his sister Mrs Susan Mokaraka of Kaikohe, 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 on Thursday 27 November 2003

    Died of Wounds - sustained gunshot wounds to head in enemy contact.

    Served in Coy Spt Section, Victor 6 Company. Arrived 7 May 1971. Died of wounds, 24 June 1971 – gunshot wound to head in contact. Buried (tba) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 June 1971 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    VietnamSoutheast Asia AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam. AWMM
    • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Kia Ora, Papa.

    I am your brother Hakopa's grandchild. I didn't get the chance to meet you, but I am grateful to you that you served our country. You are still talked about in our whanau and deeply loved.

    xxxx
    Public - Xavia - Other relative - 17 January 2020
  • E maumahara ana ki to wairua. Na matou te whanau.
    Public - Warmington - Other relative - 25 April 2018
  • #388111 Kenneth Horomai (Horo) HARDING-DOW [V6 Spt Sect, May 1970-24 June 1971] Buried at Waima Valley Cemetery, 376 Waima Valley Rd, Waima, Northland 0473. [-35.463, 173.60874] tbc-!!
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 11 December 2017
  • ANZAC Day 2017 Tears are shed often in your memory, Bro. Lest we forget They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. E kore ratou e koroheketia Penei i a tatou kua mahue nei E kore hoki ratou e ngoikore Ahakoa pehea i nga ahuatanga o te wa. I te hekenga atu o te ra Tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata Ka maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou.
    Public - Annie TeWaihoroi - Sibling - 25 April 2017
  • ANZAC DAY 2017 Tears shed often in your memory. Taken far too soon, Bro. Lest we forget They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. E kore ratou e koroheketia Penei i a tatou kua mahue nei E kore hoki ratou e ngoikore Ahakoa pehea i nga ahuatanga o te wa. I te hekenga atu o te ra Tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata Ka maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou.
    Public - Annie TeWaihoroi - Sibling - 25 April 2017
  • arohanui cuz from me and the reihana ruka whanau.
    Public - peter - Other relative - 14 May 2016
  • Ken and I trained together in Waioru. He went to infantry and I to the Artillery. I was in Vietnam when Ken's company arrived and often meant to get over to see him. I left it too late and for that I'm eternally saddened. I remember Ken as a quiet and friendly man. Someone I was proud to know. ANZAC day to me is solely about him. One day I will make that visit. To his grave.
    Public - Alan - Comrade - 25 April 2016
  • The years pass and I remember your smile the leaves fall from the trees and I smile moe moe ra te tuakana
    Public - Queenie - Sibling - 25 November 2015
  • Much love to the unks from us
    Public - Kawe - 20 March 2015
  • Kia Ora uncle, Always in our hearts, always on our mind, until we meet in the heavens above we love you always and 4 ever. Love you always uncle Horo Xoxo Your niece Annie and whanau
    Public - Annie - Other Relative - 20 March 2015
  • love you uncle from chelzie mischewski ,justin mischewski & clinton mischewski also rest in peace and love from your sister margaret harding and bro jj mischewski!xoxoxo
    Public - chelzie - Other Relative - 20 March 2015
  • Always thinking of you uncle. Love you x
    Public - Lesley Erana - Other Relative - 14 March 2015

Sources

Sources

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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
    • Hall, C. (2014). No front line : inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books. AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM

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17 January 2020XaviaAuckland, New ZealandOther relative
25 April 2018WarmingtonWellingtonOther relative
11 December 2017RoscoeAucklandComrade
25 April 2017Annie TeWaihoroiBrisbane AustraliaSibling
14 May 2016peteraucklandOther relative
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