W3 Company - Veterans Roll   ika a Whiro

 

with known email addresses and location   -   but see notes about source and accuracy 

W3 veterans and next of kin - publish or update your email address or location

Explanation of additional comment notes:  This W3 company roll includes veterans who at an earlier time deployed with another subunit, assume this for people shown as 161 Bty, or rifle companies (V or W) not V4 V5 or W2.  Veterans shown as "also V4" or "also W2" are reinforcements to those Company's who had not completed a 12 month tour when that Company departed and who moved to W3 to finish their time.  Veterans shown as "also V5" are W3 reinforcements who could not complete a 12 month tour before W3 departed and who moved to V5 Company.  Some people were posted out for administrative reasons before their TOD was finished. 

The W3 pre-deployment photo is here [link also from each page].   Photos from the 40th Anniversary reunion are here

KIA   - killed in action  WIA  - wounded in action and returned to duty at some later date, including after return to New Zealand
DOW - died of wounds some time after the wound was inflicted  MID  - mentioned in despatches, click to see citation
 

click a letter for surname search:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  associates

name & email
photo
initials (name) 
deployment rank - subunit
last known location additional
comment
Abernethy KM (Keith)

LCpl
Coy HQ

ex-Kaiapoi, motor home Australia
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 [cook]
Adams RJ (Robert)

Pte
1Pl

Rawene
Alex GA (Gordon)

Pte
1Pl

2015 Reunion Project
do you have a photo of this veterans headstone..?

deceased 29 April 2007
Western Australia 

 

Anderson PM (Peter)

Pte
1Pl /Coy HQ

Timaru  
Ashford WG (Bill)

Dvr
1Pl

deceased 9 January 2008
age 59
Block C8 Plot 508 RSA Lawn,
Aramoho Cemetery Wanganui

 

Atatu LWT (Waehapra)

Pte
1Pl

Rotorua  
Auld WGH (Hugh)

LCpl
Coy HQ

Dunedin [signals] also W1
Barkle JE (John)

Cpl
1Pl

(Lynne)

deceased 16 September 2004
age 56
Avonhead Park Cemetery Christchurch
Block R, Plot 64

  also W2

Barrott

have you a photo of this veteran circa 1960's..?
 

PJ (Pat)

LCpl
Coy HQ

Christchurch  
Bennett RL (Dick)

Pte
2Pl

Timaru  
Bertram RJ (Richard)

Pte
1Pl

Napier arrived 5 August 1970

also V5

Binning MA (Mark)

Cpl
mortars

Thames
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Blair PG (Patrick)

Pte
1Pl

Invercargill  
Blair WA (Bill)

Lt
1Pl /Coy HQ

Christchurch MID  Coy 2ic Jun - Nov 70
Boylan BJ (Barry)

Dvr
2Pl

Manaia, South Taranaki  
Bracegirdle PF (Paul)

Pte
3Pl

Malaysia Khota Bharu
Bridge HG (Henry or Stretch)

Pte
2Pl

2015 Reunion Project
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deceased 27 July 2011
road accident Australia
Kadina SA [more here]

 

Briscoe GW (Graeme)

Pte
1Pl

deceased 13 November 1971
age 21
drowned at Ninety Mile
Beach Northland

no memorial, body not recovered

 
Brooker GR (Gary)

Pte
3Pl /Coy HQ /Bn HQ

(Cassandra)

 deceased 21 May 2003
age 56
Rangiora Park Lawn Cemetery
Block RS Row 00 Plot 0171

 

Broughton JL (Jack)

Pte
3Pl

2015 Reunion Project
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deceased 1976
either Kaitaia or Matauri Bay

arrived 16 July 1969, WIA 17 April 1970
also NZ Component..?
Brown MC JW (Jim)

Capt
Coy HQ

deceased 30 May 1997
age 57

of Tuhoe descent
buried Tataiahape Marae urupa (BoP) 

[Coy 2ic until June 1970 then A Coy 2RAR]

Brown PP (Peter)

Pte
2Pl

Wellington
Bulloch RM (Ross)

Pte
assault pioneer

Pukekohe  
Burton AL (Arthur)

Sgt
assault pioneer

2015 Reunion Project
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deceased 11 September 2015
likely age 79
QLD Caloundra

 

 
Butler VC (Vince)

Cpl
mortars /MFC 2Pl

2015 Reunion Project
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deceased 2001

 

Byrne JPT (John)

Dvr
1Pl

Whakatane  

 

names A - B     names C - G     names H - K    names L - O   names P - S   names T - Y    return to TOP

 

Notes on Veterans Roll  -  send corrections or further details here

This roll is compiled from six sources, each has inaccuracies or omissions.  The six sources are:

1.  Flinkenberg List, created by Capt C. Flinkenberg RNZA in 1972 from available records and edited again in 2002 by Jack Hayes as an EVSA [now VVNZA] project.  The list is made 'official' and searchable at this link: www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/
2.  the EVSA nominal roll provided for the 2005 W3 Reunion which contained the known locations of our comrades;  locations are updated when notified.
3 and 4.  the battalion histories of 6 and 2 RAR/NZ (ANZAC) which include nominal rolls but these can show people in another subunit, have inaccuracies in spelling or rank, or omit an individual altogether.
5.  Officer Commanding notes.
6.  peer observations or notes.

  • In some cases the roll needs further detail of which part of W3 an individual served in, or where the individuals name and present location is missing or inaccurate. 

  • There is an on-going project to collect photos of all our deceased veterans headstones, these are displayed by their names. 

  • Further detail and photos of our reinforcements who later moved to another sub-unit is sought, as is those veterans who served in NZ Component, or another company of the battalion who would like to be associated with W3 at reunions or be on the W3 email list.  Associates are here

  • Next of kin of deceased veterans are welcome to register their email address against their veteran's name to ensure contact is continued.


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