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George Kingi Hoerara

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Kingi AWMM
  • Surname
    Hoerara AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 211075 AWMM
    • Malaya 211075 AWMM
    • Korea 211075 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 January 1932 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Korea 39 Swan St, Taihape AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Listed in Roll of Honour of The ANZAC Battalion

      Memorial Flag - Presented to the family

      Killed in Action - Mine explosion

      Killed in action, 26 January 1968 – mine. AWMM
    • Corporal George Kingi Hoerara, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, who was killed in action in Vietnam on 26 January 1968.

      Originally from Horoera, north of Te Araroa on the East Coast, George Kingi had been living in Taihape when he enlisted into the New Zealand Army.

      He initially served in the Korean War as a Signaller, before transferring to the New Zealand Regiment and serving in Malaya as a Private and Borneo as a Lance Corporal.

      Promoted to Corporal, George Kingi deployed to Vietnam as part of the 5th embarkation, with Whiskey Company of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, attached to the 1st Australian Task Force.

      He was sadly killed in action in an anti-personnel mine explosion on 26 January 1968. His remains were returned to New Zealand and he was buried at Te Araroa on 4 March 1968. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 1 July 2022 -
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About death

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  • Death
    26 January 1968 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    VietnamSoutheast Asia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Te Araroa Cemetery, Punaruku, Gisborne District, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam. AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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  • Uncle George Kingi Hoerara was my mother`s younger sibling. He was born and bred at a small settlement, 3 kilometers north of Te Araroa called Horoera and his exact birth place was at a small inlet called Maruhou. Every year on ANZAC day I celebrate your life, May you RIP uncle, always remembered and loved by your whanau.
    Public - Taiheke - Other Relative - 1 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Newman, K. (Ed.). 1995. The ANZAC Battalion. Swanbourne, W.A.: John Burridge Military Antiques. AWMM
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • Gurr, Robert M. (1995). Voices from a border war : a history of 1 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1963 to 1965. Melbourne, Vic.: Robert Gurr. AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 8 May 1964, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.139-150 AWMM
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 18 May-1 October 1965, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.151-156 AWMM
    • Nominal Roll 2NZ Regiment 1959-1961. Kindly provided by Alan (Archie) Dawson February 2021. AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Nominal rolls embarkation K-force [Korea Nominal Roll], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1433 (R22440250) AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Medals and Stars - General Service Medals Borneo - Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R12456000) AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 October 2022Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
01 April 2015TaihekeGisborne, New ZealandOther Relative

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