Pte Graeme Briscoe

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
Facebook: W3 RNZIR Reunions

NZ European
RF Cadet Bennett Class 1963
 

 [cook]

Adams RJ (Robert)

Pte
1Pl

Rawene
Alex GA (Gordon)

Pte
1Pl

do you have a photo of
this veterans headstone..?

Maori, affiliation not known
RF Basic 68 1968

deceased 29 April 2007
Western Australia
ashes interred at whanau urupa
Toetoe Road, Otaika, Whangarei

Anderson PM (Peter)

Pte
1Pl /Coy HQ

Timaru

NZ European
RF Basic 66 1968

 

 

Ashford WG (Bill)

Dvr
1Pl

Maori, affiliation not known
deceased 9 January 2008
age 59
Block C8 Plot 508 RSA Lawn,
Aramoho Cemetery Wanganui

 

Atatu LWT (Waehapra)

Pte
1Pl

Kawerau

Maori, affiliation not known
 

 

Auld WGH (Hugh)

LCpl
Coy HQ

Dunedin [signals] also W1
Barkle JE (John)

Cpl
1Pl

(Lynne)
<Facebook - W3 RNZIR Reunions>

NZ European
RF Cadet Barrowclough Class 1965

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

  also W2 see story

Barrott

photo wanted

PJ (Pat)

LCpl
Coy HQ

Christchurch  
Bennett RL (Dick)

Pte
2Pl

Timaru
Facebook: W3 RNZIR Reunions

NZ European
RF Basic 66 1968

 

 

Bertram RJ (Richard)

Pte
1Pl

Napier  

NZ European

arrived 5 August 1970
also V5

Binning MA (Mark)

Cpl
mortars

Thames
Facebook: W3 RNZIR Reunions

NZ European
National Service 11th Intake 1965

read Mark Binning story

 

Blair PG (Patrick)

Pte
1Pl

Invercargill

NZ European
RF Basic 1968

 

 

Blair WA (Bill)

Lt
1Pl /Coy HQ

Christchurch

NZ European
RF Cadet Parkinson Class 1964
OCS Portsea December 1967

 

MID  W3 Coy 2ic Jun - Nov 70

Boylan BJ (Barry)

Dvr
2Pl

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this veterans headstone..?

Maori, affiliation not known
RF Cadet Parkinson Class 1964


deceased 6 June 2018 age 71
cremated
either Manaia, South Taranaki
or New Plymouth

Bracegirdle PF (Paul)
(Mustapha Abdullah)

Pte
3Pl

Malaysia Khota Bharu

NZ European
RF Basic 66 1968

 

Bridge HG (Henry or Stretch)

Pte
2Pl

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this veterans headstone..?

NZ European
deceased 27 July 2011
road accident Australia
Kadina SA [more here]

 

Briscoe GW (Graeme)

Pte
1Pl

Maori, of Te Atiawa affiliation

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)

 NZ European
National Service 1968

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

Broughton JL (Jack)

Pte
3Pl

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this veterans headstone..?

Maori, affiliation not known

deceased 15 March 1976
age 40, vehicle accident
either Kaitaia or Matauri Bay
background to death

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

Capt
Coy HQ

Maori, of Tuhoe affiliation
RF Cadet Puttick Class 1957
OCS Portsea December 1963

deceased 30 May 1997 age 57
buried Tataiahape Marae urupa (BoP) 

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

Brown PP (Peter)

Pte
2Pl

Wellington  

NZ European
RF Basic 64 1968

 

 

Bulloch RM (Ross)

Pte
assault pioneer

Pukekohe  
Burton AL (Arthur)

Sgt
assault pioneer

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this veterans headstone..?

NZ European
deceased 11 September 2015
age 80

buried Mt Wesley Cemetery Dargaville
plot 468

 
Butler VC (Vince)

Cpl
mortars /MFC 2Pl

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this veterans headstone..?

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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