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Peter Rauhihi

Peter RAUHIHI. This photo was taken at Terendak Camp, Malaysia 20 January 1969. Adopt an Anzac Project. Kete Horowhenua, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter AWMM
  • Surname
    Rauhihi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Tunku AWMM
    • Peter Rauhihi AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 43648 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 June 1948 Ministry for Culture and Heritage ShannonManawatu Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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  • Address before enlistment
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 43648 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    24 November 1969 AWMMDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    Shrapnel from a claymore mine. AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Memorial Flag - Presented to Brother

    Died of wounds, 24 November 1969 – shrapnel from claymore mine explosion.One of 10 children, Pete grew up in Shannon and became a prefect at his local primary school. After completing his infantry training at Burnham, he was posted to 1RNZIR at Terendak, Malaysia in November 1968, and then to Vietnam with V4 Company in May 1969. On 24 November 1969 he and three other members of V4 were on patrol with an ARVN platoon when they were ambushed. In the ensuing contact, Pete (who was the M60 machine gunner) was mortally wounded and Jerry Barrett killed. Two other New Zealanders – Ray Davidson and Patrick Smith – were wounded. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    24 November 1969 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Age 21 AWMM
    VietnamSoutheast Asia Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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  • Cemetery
    Shannon Marae, Shannon, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Love and respect to you always uncle Peter.
    Public - Che - Other relative - 24 January 2017
  • Gone but not forgotten, brother I never knew. Ai Mavehe.
    Public - Tigilau - 21 February 2015



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24 January 2017CheAuckland, NZ.Other relative
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