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Full Name: Kenneth Horomai Harding
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Kenneth Horomai
Surname: Harding
War: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.: 388811
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 26 February 1948
Embarkation Unit: Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Victor 6 Company
Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
Last Unit Served: Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Victor 6 Company
Place of Death: 1 Australian Field Hospital, South Vietnam
Date of Death: 24 June 1971
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1971
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Memorial Name:
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam.
  • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand
Biographical Notes:
  • Buried at Waima Valley, Hokianga.
  • Memorial Flag - Presented to family 25 November 1989
  • Private Harding's mother, Mrs Annie Harding of Waima and his sister Mrs Susan Mokaraka of Kaikohe, 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
  • Died of Wounds - sustained gunshot wounds to head in enemy contact.
Description of Image:
  • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, World War 2 Roll of Honour, names: Arona - Moa (supplied by G.A. Fortune in 2008.)
  • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu (supplied by G.A. Fortune in 2008.)
Further References:
Sources Used: Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: "The second ANZAC adventure". Papakura, Three Feathers Publishing Co.
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