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Full Name
Kenneth Horomai Harding
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Kenneth Horomai
Surname
Harding
War
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.
388811
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
26 February 1948
Embarkation Unit
Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Victor 6 Company
Military Awards
New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
Last Unit Served
Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Victor 6 Company
Place of Death
1 Australian Field Hospital, South Vietnam
Date of Death
24 June 1971
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1971
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Memorial Name
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam.
  • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
  • Buried at Waima Valley, Hokianga.
  • Memorial Flag - Presented to family 25 November 1989
  • Private Harding's mother, Mrs Annie Harding of Waima and his sister Mrs Susan Mokaraka of Kaikohe, 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
  • Died of Wounds - sustained gunshot wounds to head in enemy contact.
Description of Image
  • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, World War 2 Roll of Honour, names: Arona - Moa (supplied by G.A. Fortune in 2008.)
  • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu (supplied by G.A. Fortune in 2008.)
Further References
Sources Used
Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: "The second ANZAC adventure". Papakura, Three Feathers Publishing Co.

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