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Full Name
Peter Williams
Rank Last Held
Captain
Forename(s)
Peter
Surname
Williams
War
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.
37404
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
14 March 1938
Embarkation Unit
161 Battery, Royal New Zealand Artillery
Military Awards
New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
Last Unit Served
Royal New Zealand Artillery, 161 Battery
Place of Death
Vietnam
Date of Death
14 February 1967
Age at Death
28
Year of Death
1967
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam.
  • Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville
Biographical Notes
  • Killed in action - Enemy booby trap
  • Ashes returned to New Zealand.
  • Memorial Flag - Presented to his widow
  • Captain Williams' widow, Mrs Colleen Brooker of Auckland, 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
  • Portrait
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories World War 2. Vietnam Names Watt - Wright
  • Hall of Memories WW2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, looking East (taken in April 1999)
  • Roll of Honour WW2, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville (photo Ivan Conlon, 2012)
  • Roll of Honour, WW1 & WW2, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville
  • View, Roll of Honour, and Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville
Sources Used
Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: "The second ANZAC adventure". Papakura, Three Feathers Publishing Co.

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