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Full Name
Gordon Sutherland Watt
Rank Last Held
Sergeant
Forename(s)
Gordon Sutherland
Surname
Watt
War
  • Regular Military Service
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.
80166
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
31 January 1941
Place of Birth
Edinburgh, Scotland
Enlistment Address
158 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Military Awards
New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
Last Unit Served
Royal New Zealand Air Force New Zealand Services Medical Team
Place of Death
Vietnam
Date of Death
1 March 1970
Age at Death
29
Year of Death
1970
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Grave Reference
Services Cremation Block B Plot 32
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam.
Biographical Notes
  • Sergeant Watt was killed when he triggered a booby trap and incurred multiple fragment wounds.
  • He was first buried at Ulu Pandan, Singapore, later exhumed and cremated and his ashes returned to New Zealand. His Memorial Flag was presented to his widow.
  • Sergeant Watt's widow, Mrs Gael Keighley of New Plymouth, 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.
Description of Image
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam Names Watt - Wright
  • Hall of Memories WW2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, looking East (taken in April 1999)
Further References
Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). p. 204
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