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Richard George Long

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Gravestone at UN Cemetery Pusan, Korea for 203631 Richard Long. No Known Copyright.

Gravestone at UN Cemetery Pusan, Korea for 203631 Richard Long. No Known Copyright.

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard George AWMM
  • Surname
    Long AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • Korea 203631 AWMM
    • 248437 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 August 1920 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Howard Road, Taradale, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs K. Long (mother), Pacific House, Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs K. Long (mother), Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with 2 New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1942-43

    Served with Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) 1943-45

    Served with Kayforce 1950-51

    Educated at King Edward Technical College, Dunedin. During WWII he served with the artillery in the Pacific, 1942-43. In 1943-45 he trained as a pilot in the Air Force in New Zealand and Canada. After the war he was a farmer at Taradale, near Napier.

    1942 onwards he had been in the grocery business at Ponsonby.

    Warrant Officer Long was killed in an ambush at Samnangjin-ni.

    Prime Minister Helen Clark and Defence Minister Mark Burton presented the New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM) to next of kin of New Zealanders who were killed or died in military operations since 1945 at a ceremony at Parliament 3 September 2003.

    The New Zealand Operational Service Medal was received on his behalf by his cousin Mrs Lois Burleigh of Wellington. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    13 January 1951 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Samnangjin-niKorea 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
    New Zealand Herald, 17 January 1951, p. 6. 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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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • K-Force nominal roll : embarked for Korea on 'Ormonde' on 10 December 1950 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 235 AWMM
    • 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. 67-8, 77, 406, 424 n13 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol. 3 p. 615 ref [203] AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Nominal rolls embarkation K-force [Korea Nominal Roll], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1433 (R22440250) AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM

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