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Full Name: Bryan James Petersen
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Bryan James
Surname: Petersen
War: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.: 42294
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 18 March 1947
Embarkation Unit: Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Victor 4 Company
Last Unit Served: Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Victor 4 Company
Place of Death: Vietnam
Date of Death: 14 September 1968
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1968
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam.
Biographical Notes:
  • Buried in Eketahuna.
  • The Eketahuna community fund-raised to bring Bryan home, otherwise he would have been buried in Malaya.
  • Memorial Flag - Presented to family.
Description of Image: Portrait
Further References:
  • New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association Inc.
  • New Zealand Herald 16 September 1968 s1, p1.
Sources Used:
  • Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: "The second ANZAC adventure". Papakura, Three Feathers Publishing Co.
  • New Zealand Herald
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