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Full Name
Malcolm Lindsay Sutherland
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Malcolm Lindsay
Surname
Sutherland
War
  • Regular Military Service
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.
41081
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
20 October 1944
Occupation before Enlistment
Soldier
Body on Embarkation
  • V-Force
  • V-Force
Embarkation Unit
  • V1 (Victor 1) Company, 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR)
  • Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Victor 5 Company
Last Unit Served
Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Victor 5 Company
Place of Death
Vietnam
Date of Death
31 October 1970
Age at Death
25
Year of Death
1970
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Ruru Lawn Cemetery, off Ruru Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Grave Reference
Block 1D, Plot 148
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam.
Biographical Notes
  • Sustained fatal gunshot wound to back in enemy contact.
  • Memorial Flag - Presented to family
Description of Image
Portrait
Further References
  • New Zealand Herald dated 23 January 1999, p 1, for the results of an enquiry into the incident in which Private Sutherland died. A copy of the article is in the Armoury, Auckland Museum vertical file.
  • New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association Inc.
  • Vietnam List. Personal page
Sources Used
  • Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: "The second ANZAC adventure". Papakura, Three Feathers Publishing Co.
  • New Zealand Herald
  • Cemetery Records. Christchurch City Council cemeteries database. URL: http://librarydata.christchurch.org.nz/Cemeteries

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