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Peter James Mollison

Gravestone at Busan Cemetery for NZ14747 Peter Mollison. No Known Copyright.

Gravestone at Busan Cemetery for NZ14747 Peter Mollison. No Known Copyright.


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter James AWMM
  • Surname
    Mollison AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Korea NZ14747 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 December 1937 AWMM WhakataneEastern Bay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    Korea NZ14747 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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


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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 Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Was a regular serviceman prior to serving with the Navy.

    Served with the Royal New Zealand Navy 1953-57. Served in HMNZS Royalist 1957.

    "Shortly after Petersen [Major H.W.R. Petersen] assumed duty [September 1957], the cruiser HMNZS Royalist arrived in Korean waters as part of a Commonwealth Naval Squadron and was attached to the UN Command for a week. During this time New Zealand's last casualty in Korea occurred, when Telegraphist P.J. Mollinson fell ill and died on 29 October 1957." McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 359.

    Formerly buried at the United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea. Returned to New Zealand as part of the Te Auraki Repatriation Project in 2018. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    29 October 1957 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    KoreaAsia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hamilton Park Cemetery, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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

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