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Noel Stanley George Lyes

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Noel Stanley George AWMM
  • Surname
    Lyes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Yogi AWMM
    • Hank AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 41243 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 November 1939 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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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Memorial Flag - Presented in Australia.

    Died on active service, 23 June 1968.

    Posted to Vietnam in 161 Bty 15.9.1967. Employed initially as gun number, then changed to driver in 161 Bty. Died on active service-self inflicted GSW in Nui Dat base. Also served in Borneo with 1 RNZIR. NZ Memorial Cross awarded to family. He was initially RNZIR and completed a Corps change to RNZA while in Vietnam. Qualified for the Australian Unit Citation for Gallantry for his service in FSB Coral and Balmoral as a Dvr Op. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    23 June 1968 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    VietnamSoutheast Asia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hokitika Cemetery, Seaview, Hokitika, Westland, 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

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  • Dear Uncle Noel
    I'm so sorry I never got to meet you. I've heard a lot about you. You died the day before my 5th birthday. My mum (your sister Nova) had taken me to school for my first day and got the phone call when she got back. I remember your funeral on TV and have visited your grave in Hokitika.
    One day I'd like to write a song in your memory.
    Public - Sharon Lee - Direct descendant - 27 July 2018



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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
    • Medals and Stars - General Service Medals Borneo - Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R12456000) AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
23 October 2022KenChristchurchDirect descendant
27 July 2018Sharon LeeRangiora, North CanterburyDirect descendant

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