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Ray McDonald

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This image may be subject to copyright

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This i …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ray AWMM
  • Surname
    McDonald AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • Korea 208405 AWMM
    • WWII 819517 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Canvastown, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 C/o Mr T. Wells, 198 Sutherland Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr W. McDonald (father) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs F. McDonald (mother), Blackball, Havelock, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with 2 New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1945

    Served with Jayforce 1946-47

    Served with Kayforce 1951-52

    Gunner McDonald's nephew, Mr Lawton Hakaraia 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 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 November 1952 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    NZ Herald, 18 November 1952, p. 8. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM

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  • Ray is my Mum's late Brother. No one in our whanau have ever visited his grave. I tried to see if Uncle could be repatriated recently and brought back to Havelock in New Zealand but he missed out by a year or two. His surname is spelled incorrect Ray MacDonald. Hope to travel to Busan to visit his final resting place one day and take a Pakohe greenstone from his awa. Moe mai ra Uncle.
    Public - Michelle - Other relative - 12 August 2019

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-war
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • McGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). New Zealand and the Korean War (Vols. 1-2). Auckland, N.Z.; Wellington, N.Z.: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. AWMM
      pp. 371, 407. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      18 November 1952, p. 8. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.80 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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