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Full Name: Alastair John Sherwood Don
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): Alastair John Sherwood
Surname: Don
Also Known As: Al
War: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.: 37221
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 27 March 1938
Place of Birth: Kurow, Otago, New Zealand
Next of Kin: Kaitaia, Northland, New Zealand
Enlistment Address: Te Iringa, Kaikohe, Northland, New Zealand
Military Awards:
  • Cross of Gallantry with Palm (South Vietnam)
  • Military Merit Medal (South Vietnam)
Last Unit Served: Royal New Zealand Artillery, 161 Battery
Place of Death: Vietnam
Date of Death: 14 September 1965
Age at Death: 27
Year of Death: 1965
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Terendak Camp, Malacca, Malaysia
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam.
Biographical Notes: Alastair Don and Robert White were killed when the front of their vehicle, Romeo 2, 161 Battery was blown up by a Vietcong command detonated mine.
Description of Image:
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories. Vietnam Panels names: Vietnam Names Awatere - Don
  • Hall of Memories WW2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, looking East (taken in April 1999).
Further References:
Sources Used: Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: "The second ANZAC adventure". Papakura, Three Feathers Publishing Co.
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