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Roll of Honour

New Zealand personnel who have died on operational service since 3 September 1945.

Japan

Rank Full Name Date
Flight Lieutenant Cecil William Nevill Wright 20 April 1946
Sergeant Andrew Clements Kirkpatrick 28 April 1946
Staff Sergeant John Michael Murphy 18 July 1946
Gunner John Matthew O’Brien 9 August 1946
Lance Corporal Peter Bernard Hale 4 September 1946
Sergeant David Gavin Rose 27 October 1946
Lieutenant Colonel Alan Frederick McCook 1 January 1947
Corporal Norvin Leonard Granville 7 February 1947
Private Malcolm James MacKenzie 19 May 1947
Private Jack Douglas Tindall 31 May 1947
Private James Leonard Finucane 21 June 1947
Private Hugh Cecil Withers 28 September 1947
Corporal Cecil Roberts Withers 15 February 1948
Private John Williams 22 March 1948
Corporal Alexander Keith McCoy 8 April 1948

 

Korea

Rank Full Name Date
Ordinary Seaman William Henry Cooper 29 July 1950
Warrant Officer Class Two Richard George Long 13 January 1951
Gunner Ronald Macdonald 13 January 1951
Sergeant Cedric John Vugler 11 February 1951
Second Lieutenant Dennis Siddall Fielden 24 April 1951
Able Seaman Robert Edward Marchioni 26 August 1951
Lance Corporal Frederick Terence Poynton 15 September 1951
Gunner Wallace Bruce Dickson 4 October 1951
Gunner Leslie John Cooper 13 October 1951
Gunner Mervyn Frederick Frith 5 November 1951
Gunner Allwyn Bailey 17 November 1951
Gunner James Martin Conrad Scahill 18 November 1951
Gunner Jefford Rex Watson 18 November 1951
Gunner Robert Edward Compton 24 November 1951
Gunner Edward William Allnatt 27 November 1951
Gunner Donald Cameron Jackson 27 November 1951
Signalman Frank Osmond Percival 6 December 1951
Corporal Gordon Brian Cook 26 May 1952
Driver Boyce Whangapirita 23 June 1952
Major Barton Wicksteed 4 August 1952
Gunner Thomas Mervyn O’Neil 13 September 1952
Gunner Raymond Herbert Mortimer 14 September 1952
Gunner Ray McDonald 15 November 1952
Sergeant Lyn Murray 27 December 1952
Lieutenant Robert James Unsworth 12 January 1953
Signalman Dickson Ngatai 28 January 1953
Gunner Peter Rex Berry 17 February 1953
Gunner Eric James Griffiths 17 February 1953
Lance Bombardier Joseph Shortland 17 February 1953
Corporal Frederick William Parker 17 March 1953
Gunner John McRae 3 May 1953
Sergeant Reginald James Reid 3 May 1953
Gunner Ramon Deane Carson 6 June 1953
Driver Douglas Neville Rodgers 27 December 1953
Driver Colin Franklin Taylor 17 May 1954
Gunner Ivo Raymond Clark 5 June 1954
Driver John Ewing Burborough 4 November 1954
Corporal Arthur May 21 November 1954
Sergeant Edward Michael Noel McLaughlin 30 November 1954
Able Seaman Thomas Te Hau Taiatini 23 August 1955
Driver Herbert Lester Humm 21 October 1955
Able Seaman Dennis Waitapu 25 November 1955
Telegraphist Peter James Mollison 29 October 1957

Malaya / Malaysia

Rank Full Name Date
Second Lieutenant Peter Miles Hargest 19 December 1952
Sergeant George Nepia 18 November 1954
Trooper Adrian Raymond Thomas 2 May 1956
Flying Officer William Anthony Devescovi 10 December 1956
Flying Officer Douglas Errol Nelson 10 December 1956
Squadron Leader Alexander Stuart Tie 10 December 1956
Corporal Allister George Buchanan 11 May 1957
Private Tu Kawha 23 February 1958
Private Brian James Tuxworth 30 June 1958
Private Robert Malcolm Breitmeyer 16 August 1958
Lance Corporal Percy Brown (aka Iwihora) 22 August 1958
Leading Aircraftsman James Alan Roy Gudsell 21 March 1959
Private George Whitelock Amas 31 March 1960
Private Toma Feesago Solia 10 December 1960
Private Bruce Harvey Hay 25 March 1961
Private Alexander William Monk 15 April 1964
Sergeant Isaac Leonard King 18 August 1964
Flight Lieutenant James William Southgate 30 November 1964
Flying Officer Russell Bennett Thomson 30 November 1964
Sergeant Richard Edward Fry 6 June 1965

Vietnam

Rank Full Name Date
Sergeant Alastair John Sherwood Don 14 September 1965
Bombardier Robert White 14 September 1965
Staff Sergeant Graham Richard Grigg 4 December 1965
Charge Sister Lesley Estelle Cowper (NZ Surgical Team - civilian) 2 May 1966
Captain Peter Williams 14 February 1967
Corporal Maurice Manton 2 September 1967
Corporal George Kingi Hoerara 26 January 1968
Private Haere Desmond Hirini 1 February 1968
Gunner Stuart William Ellwood 6 February 1968
Private William Reginald Awatere 12 April 1968
Private Michael John Wickman 22 June 1968
Gunner Noel Stanley George Lyes 23 June 1968
Private Bryan James Petersen 14 September 1968
Lance Corporal Donald Imlay Bensemann 16 November 1968
Private Keith Richard Hurman 11 January 1969
Corporal James Robert Gatenby 5 June 1969
Private John Stewart Williams 17 June 1969
Private Donald Campbell Frith 11 July 1969
Corporal Joseph William Radford 23 July 1969
Private Terrance Norman Hollows 29 July 1969
Private Murray John Turnbull 2 August 1969
Private Raymond Anthony Hawthorne 4 August 1969
Sapper Rawhiti Hoera Brown 12 August 1969
Private Arthur Vicary Bermingham 20 November 1969
Sapper Jerry Tauri Barrett 24 November 1969
Private Peter Rauhihi 24 November 1969
Sergeant Graham Joseph Campbell 14 January 1970
Sergeant Gordon Sutherland Watt, RNZAF 1 March 1970
Private Te Wamoana Paenga 19 March 1970
Private David Nelson Wright 19 March 1970
Lieutenant Stanley James Kidd 17 April 1970
Private John Louis Gurnick 29 May 1970
Lance Corporal Cecil Richard Fisk 18 June 1970
Private Leonard Cyril Jones 18 June 1970
Private Thomas Cooper 11 October 1970
Lance Corporal Malcolm Lindsay Sutherland 31 October 1970
Lieutenant John Ramsey Winton 10 March 1971
Private Kenneth Horomai Harding 24 June 1971
Malcolm Riding (NZ Red Cross - civilian) 12 March 1975

Thailand - BOSNIA - Kuwait - East Timor / Timor-Leste - Afghanistan

Rank Full Name Date
     
Thailand
Sergeant Herbert Gordon Shawcroft 30 March 1969
Corporal Hoani John Hapeta 13 May 1969
Bosnia
Captain Kelly Ross Banks 13 December 1995
Kuwait
Major Neil John McNutt 13 March 2001
East Timor / Timor-Leste
Warrant Officer Class Two Tony Michael Walser 30 November 1999
Staff Sergeant William Edward White 25 April 2000
Private Leonard William Manning 24 July 2000
Private Boyd Reagan Henare Atkins 14 March 2001
Private Dean Russell Johnston 28 July 2002
Afghanistan
Lieutenant Timothy Andrew O'Donnell 3 August 2010
Private Kirifi Mila 15 February 2011
Corporal Douglas Grant 19 August 2011
Lance Corporal Leon Kristopher Smith 28 September 2011
Corporal Douglas Charles Hughes 3 April 2012
Lance Corporal Pralli Durrer 4 August 2012
Lance Corporal Rory Patrick Malone 4 August 2012
Corporal Luke Douglas Tamatea 19 August 2012
Lance Corporal Jacinda Francis Elyse Baker 19 August 2012
Private Richard Lee Harris 19 August 2012

Numbers of New Zealand Personnel who have died while on Operational Service since 3 September 1945

Theatre of Operational Service Number Who Have Died
Japan 1946-1949
15
Korea 1950-1957
43
Malaya / Malaysia 1952-1966
20
Vietnam 1962-1975 (including two NZ civilians)
39
Thailand 1962-1971
2
Bosnia 1995
1
Kuwait 2001
1
East Timor / Timor-Leste 1999-current
5
Afghanistan 2001-current
10
Total - since 3 September 1945 (all theatres of operations)
136

 This page was last reviewed 27 June, 2013 and is current.

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