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Full Name
William Reginald Awatere
Forename(s)
William Reginald
Surname
Awatere
War
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.
699033
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
13 December 1944
Place of Birth
Gisborne, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Private
Marital Status
Single
Embarkation Unit
Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Whiskey 1 Company
Last Unit Served
Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Whiskey 1 Company
Place of Death
Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam
Date of Death
12 April 1968
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1968
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam.
Biographical Notes
  • Listed in Roll of Honour of The ANZAC Battalion as killed in action
  • Buried at Ruatoria.
  • Memorial Flag - Presented to his sister-in-law.
  • Died of wounds, shrapnel injuries from mine explosion
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
  • Newman, K. (Ed.). 1995. The ANZAC Battalion. Swanbourne, Western Australia: John Burridge Military Antiques. (Original work published 1968)
  • Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: "The second ANZAC adventure". Papakura, Three Feathers Publishing Co.

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