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Full Name: Raymond Anthony Hawthorne
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Raymond Anthony
Surname: Hawthorne
War: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.: 421742
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 4 June 1948
Place of Birth: Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment Date: February 1967
Embarkation Unit: Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Whiskey 2 Company
Military Training:
  • Papakura
  • Burnham
Last Unit Served: Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Whiskey 2 Company
Place of Death: New Zealand
Date of Death: 4 August 1969
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1969
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Papakura Public Cemetery, Great South Road and Settlement Road, Papakura, New Zealand
Grave Reference: RSA Section; Row L, Plot 37
Memorial Name: Papakura - Karaka War Memorial, Great South Road, Papakura, New Zealand
Biographical Notes:
  • Attended Drury, Papakura East, Murrays Bay and Mt Roskill Grammar Schools. A keen sportsman, he also enjoyed carving as a hobby.
  • Two tours Vietnam.
  • Died of Wounds - Enemy mine
  • Interred Papakura cemetery 20 August 1969.
  • Memorial Flag - Association retained.
  • Remembered on the Papakura - Karaka War Memorial
Description of Image:
  • Headstone, Papakura Public Cemetery (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Papakura-Karaka War Memorial View 3 (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Papakura-Karaka War Memorial, Names (photo John Halpin 2010)
Further References:
  • News Advertiser 26 August 1969, p3
  • Papakura Cemetery -Papakura Branch New Zealand Society of Genealogists.
  • New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association Inc
Sources Used: Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: "The second ANZAC adventure". Papakura, Three Feathers Publishing Co.
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