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Peter Williams

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter AWMM
  • Surname
    Williams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • Malaya 37404 AWMM
    • Vietnam 37404 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 March 1938 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
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 37404 AWMM
    • Vietnam 37404 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Lance Corporal, 1 Bn NZ Regiment 1957/59, Perak, Malaya. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 26 February 2020 - https://www.malayavets.co.nz/last-post/ & 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals – Nat Arch WA-M2, Series 2/1

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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  • Killed in action - Enemy booby trap

    Ashes returned to New Zealand.

    Memorial Flag - Presented to his widow

    Captain Williams' widow, Mrs Colleen Brooker of Auckland, received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003

    Killed in action, 14 February 1967 – booby trap at An Nhut. FO attached to 5RAR.

    Photo of Sgt P. Williams in I.N.Z. Regiment, WOs & SGTs (Sabroan Camp, Taiping, Perak 1958 - 1959) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 February 1967 Cemetery Record
    Age 28 AWMM
    VietnamSoutheast Asia Cemetery Record
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Papatoetoe Cemetery 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, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Australia's Vietnam War
    https://vietnam.unsw.adfa.edu.au/
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • 1st Battalion - New Zealand Regiment - Historical Records - General, July 1957-1959, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ADRC 17588 2/1/1 (R17928162). AWMM
    • Clamp, B., Clamp, D., & 1st Battalion the New Zealand Regiment (1957-59) Association. (2007). 1st battalion the New Zealand regiment (1957-59) association 50th anniversary: the first of the first. B. Clamp. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • Fry, P., & New Zealand. Army. Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Battalion, 1st. (1983). The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment : Journal / [P.J. Fry, editor] (25th anniversary commemorative ed.). Singapore: The Regiment. AWMM

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26 February 2020RoscoeAotearoaComrade

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