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Malcolm Lindsay Sutherland

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a scan of a group photo taken in Vietnam in 1970

Malcolm Sutherland - KIA 31-10-1970 - Vietnam

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Malcolm Lindsay AWMM
  • Surname
    Sutherland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Vietnam 41081 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 October 1944 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
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
    • Singapore-Malaysia 1966-1989 Public - Rosoce - Comrade - 24 November 2017 - Dieppe Barracks history - Second Malaysian Emergency
    • Indonesian Confrontation, 1962-1966 (Borneo) Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 30 August 2020 - NZ Def Records
  • Campaign
    NZ Force – South East Asia. (Singapore-Malaysia 1966-1989) Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 11 August 2017 - Dieppe Barracks history
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 41081 AWMM
  • Military service
    V5 – Arrived at Nee Soon Garrison Nov69 (SVN May70-May71). Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 11 August 2017 - Dieppe Barracks history
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    • 2nd Royal Australian Regiment / New Zealand (ANZAC) Battalion, Victor 5 Company (1RNZIR) AWMM
    • Private (1 RNZIR) 18Apr65/18Nov67, Terendak, Malaysia. 19Apr65/1Oct66 Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo). Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 30 August 2020 - NZ Def Records
    • Private (1 RNZIR) 18Apr65/18Nov67, Terendak, Malaysia.. 12Apr67-12Nov67 Victor 1 Coy (6&2RAR) SVN Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 30 August 2020 - NZ Def Records
    • Lance Corporal (1 RNZIR) 11Dec69, Nee Soon Garrison, Singapore. 8May70 Victor 5 Coy (2RAR) SVN-KIA Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 30 August 2020 - NZ Def Records

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    NZ Operational Service Medal,
    General Service Medal 1962 "Borneo"
    Vietnam Medal,
    NZ General Service Medal 1992 (Warlike) “Vietnam”
    NZ Defence Service Medal "Regular"
    South Vietnamese Campaign Medal. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 30 August 2020 - NZ Def Records

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • Vietnam Soldier/Civilian AWMM
    • 25 August 1964 (RNZIR) Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 30 August 2020 - NZ Def Records
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    19 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 30 August 2020 - NZ Def Records

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Sustained fatal gunshot wound to back in enemy contact.

    New Zealand Herald, 23 January 1999, p 1, details the results of an enquiry into the incident in which Private Sutherland died.

    Killed in action, 31 October 1970 – gunshot wound to back in contact. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 October 1970 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    VietnamSoutheast Asia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ruru Lawn Cemetery, off Ruru Road, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Block 1D, Plot 148 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam. AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • #41081 Malcolm Lindsay SUTHERLAND [BV/V1 18Apr65/18Nov67] (V5 11Dec69/KIA) 31 October 1970 aged 26. Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Raymond Rd, Christchurch. Block 1D, Plot 148. [[-43.532864, 172.690118]] LEST WE FORGET ... We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me. Shall be my brother.
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 30 August 2020
  • There are no winners in war, but soldiers are prepared to lay down their lives so that others may live in freedom & democracy. Politicians start wars, soldiers finish them. Lest we Forget.
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 17 April 2017
  • Mal I think of you and the good times we had in Malaya , was very sad to learn of your death a few years ago RIP Mate
    Public - George - Comrade - 30 July 2016
  • There are no winners in war with a loss of a son, brother or uncle. The family carry the memories of a fallen soldier through their lives.
    Public - Matthew - Other Relative - 23 April 2015

Sources

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
30 August 2020RoscoeAotearoaComrade
30 July 2016GeorgeBrisbane AustraliaComrade
23 April 2015MatthewChristchurchOther Relative
22 January 2015AlanCambridge WaikatoComrade
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