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Full Name
Alastair John Sherwood Don
Rank Last Held
Sergeant
Forename(s)
Alastair John Sherwood
Surname
Don
Also Known As
Al
War
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.
37221
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
27 March 1938
Place of Birth
Kurow, Otago, New Zealand
Next of Kin
Kaitaia, Northland, New Zealand
Enlistment Address
Te Iringa, Kaikohe, Northland, New Zealand
Military Awards
  • Cross of Gallantry with Palm (South Vietnam)
  • Military Merit Medal (South Vietnam)
Last Unit Served
Royal New Zealand Artillery, 161 Battery
Place of Death
Vietnam
Date of Death
14 September 1965
Age at Death
27
Year of Death
1965
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Terendak Camp, Malacca, Malaysia
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam.
Biographical Notes
Alastair Don and Robert White were killed when the front of their vehicle, Romeo 2, 161 Battery was blown up by a Vietcong command detonated mine.
Description of Image
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories. Vietnam Panels names: Vietnam Names Awatere - Don
  • Hall of Memories WW2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, looking East (taken in April 1999).
Further References
Sources Used
Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: "The second ANZAC adventure". Papakura, Three Feathers Publishing Co.

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