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Full Name
John Louis Gurnick
Rank Last Held
John Louis
  • Regular Military Service
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.
Date of Birth
9 July 1948
Body on Embarkation
Embarkation Unit
Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Whiskey 3 Company
Military Awards
New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
Last Unit Served
Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Whiskey 3 Company, 3 Platoon
Place of Death
Date of Death
29 May 1970
Age at Death
Year of Death
Cause of Death
Killed in Action
Cemetery Name
Pukekohe Cemetery, Wellington Street, Pukekohe, New Zealand
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam.
Biographical Notes
  • Memorial Flag - Presented to mother.
  • Private Gurnick's brother, Mr Earl Gurnick of Papatoetoe, received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003
  • Killed in Action - mine explosion; buried at Pukekohe
Description of Image
  • Portrait
  • Headstone, bronze, Pukekohe Public Cemetery
Further References
Sources Used
Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: "The second ANZAC adventure". Papakura, Three Feathers Publishing Co.

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