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Full Name
Raymond Anthony Hawthorne
Rank Last Held
Raymond Anthony
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.
Date of Birth
4 June 1948
Place of Birth
Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment Date
February 1967
Embarkation Unit
Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Whiskey 2 Company
Military Training
  • Papakura
  • Burnham
Last Unit Served
Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Whiskey 2 Company
Place of Death
New Zealand
Date of Death
4 August 1969
Age at Death
Year of Death
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Papakura Public Cemetery, Great South Road and Settlement Road, Papakura, New Zealand
Grave Reference
RSA Section; Row L, Plot 37
Memorial Name
Papakura - Karaka War Memorial, Great South Road, Papakura, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
  • Attended Drury, Papakura East, Murrays Bay and Mt Roskill Grammar Schools. A keen sportsman, he also enjoyed carving as a hobby.
  • Two tours Vietnam.
  • Died of Wounds - Enemy mine
  • Interred Papakura cemetery 20 August 1969.
  • Memorial Flag - Association retained.
  • Remembered on the Papakura - Karaka War Memorial
Description of Image
  • Headstone, Papakura Public Cemetery (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Papakura-Karaka War Memorial View 3 (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Papakura-Karaka War Memorial, Names (photo John Halpin 2010)
Further References
  • News Advertiser 26 August 1969, p3
  • Papakura Cemetery -Papakura Branch New Zealand Society of Genealogists.
  • New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association Inc
Sources Used
Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: "The second ANZAC adventure". Papakura, Three Feathers Publishing Co.

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