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Full Name: William Reginald Awatere
Forename(s): William Reginald
Surname: Awatere
War: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.: 699033
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 13 December 1944
Place of Birth: Gisborne, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Private
Marital Status: Single
Embarkation Unit: Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Whiskey 1 Company
Last Unit Served: Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Whiskey 1 Company
Place of Death: Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam
Date of Death: 12 April 1968
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1968
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam.
Biographical Notes:
  • Listed in Roll of Honour of The ANZAC Battalion as killed in action
  • Buried at Ruatoria.
  • Memorial Flag - Presented to his sister-in-law.
  • Died of wounds, shrapnel injuries from mine explosion
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:
  • Newman, K. (Ed.). 1995. The ANZAC Battalion. Swanbourne, Western Australia: John Burridge Military Antiques. (Original work published 1968)
  • Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: "The second ANZAC adventure". Papakura, Three Feathers Publishing Co.
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