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David Nelson Wright

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Nelson AWMM
  • Surname
    Wright AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Vietnam 43223 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 August 1946 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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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Private David Wright sustained gunshot wounds to his back in an exchange with Vietnamese enemy on 30 January 1970 and was medically evacuated to Australia where he died three months later, on 19 March 1970, of a kidney infection and eventual failure, a direct result of complications of the wounds.

    Memorial Flag - Association to retain at mother's request.

    Private Wright's mother, Mrs Evelyn Kendall 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

    Wounded in action during operations in Phuoc Tuy province, 30 January 1970. Medevaced to Sydney, Australia but died of wounds, 19 March 1970. Buried in graveyard at St Mary's Church, Esk (near Timaru). AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 March 1970 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Australia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Mary's Church, Esk Valley, St Andrews, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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