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Full Name: Malcolm Lindsay Sutherland
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Malcolm Lindsay
Surname: Sutherland
  • Regular Military Service
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.: 41081
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 20 October 1944
Occupation before Enlistment: Soldier
Body on Embarkation:
  • V-Force
  • V-Force
Embarkation Unit:
  • V1 (Victor 1) Company, 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR)
  • Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Victor 5 Company
Last Unit Served: Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Victor 5 Company
Place of Death: Vietnam
Date of Death: 31 October 1970
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1970
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Ruru Lawn Cemetery, off Ruru Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Grave Reference: Block 1D, Plot 148
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam.
Biographical Notes:
  • Sustained fatal gunshot wound to back in enemy contact.
  • Memorial Flag - Presented to family
Description of Image: Portrait
Further References:
  • New Zealand Herald dated 23 January 1999, p 1, for the results of an enquiry into the incident in which Private Sutherland died. A copy of the article is in the Armoury, Auckland Museum vertical file.
  • New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association Inc.
  • Vietnam List. Personal page
Sources Used:
  • Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: "The second ANZAC adventure". Papakura, Three Feathers Publishing Co.
  • New Zealand Herald
  • Cemetery Records. Christchurch City Council cemeteries database. URL:
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