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Raymond Anthony Hawthorne

Headstone, Papakura Public Cemetery (photo John Halpin 2010) - CC BY John Halpin

Headstone, Papakura Public Cemetery (photo John Halpin 2010) - CC BY John Halpin


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raymond Anthony AWMM
  • Surname
    Hawthorne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Raymond Anthony Hawthorne AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 42742 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 June 1948 AWMM OtāhuhuAuckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 42742 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Papakura AWMM
    • Burnham AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Vietnam Feb 1967 AWMM
  • 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of wounds, 4 August 1969 – as a result of wounds suffered at Ap Lo Gom. AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended Drury, Papakura East, Murrays Bay and Mt Roskill Grammar Schools. A keen sportsman, he also enjoyed carving as a hobby.

    Two tours Vietnam.

    Died of Wounds - Enemy mine

    Interred Papakura cemetery 20 August 1969.

    Memorial Flag - Association retained.

    Remembered on the Papakura - Karaka War Memorial

    Wounded in action, 23 July 1969 – mine at Ap Lo Gom on Route 44. Died of wounds, 4 August 1969 – as a result of wounds suffered at Ap Lo Gom. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    4 August 1969 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    PapakuraAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Papakura Public Cemetery, Great South Road and Settlement Road, Papakura, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section; Row L, Plot 37 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Papakura - Karaka War Memorial, Great South Road, Papakura, New Zealand AWMM

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  • External links
    Australia's Vietnam War
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • News advertiser AWMM
      26 August 1969, p3 AWMM
    • New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association Inc. AWMM

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