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Full Name: Gordon Sutherland Watt
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): Gordon Sutherland
Surname: Watt
War:
  • Regular Military Service
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.: 80166
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 31 January 1941
Place of Birth: Edinburgh, Scotland
Enlistment Address: 158 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
Last Unit Served: Royal New Zealand Air Force New Zealand Services Medical Team
Place of Death: Vietnam
Date of Death: 1 March 1970
Age at Death: 29
Year of Death: 1970
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Grave Reference: Services Cremation Block B Plot 32
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam.
Biographical Notes:
  • Sergeant Watt was killed when he triggered a booby trap and incurred multiple fragment wounds.
  • He was first buried at Ulu Pandan, Singapore, later exhumed and cremated and his ashes returned to New Zealand. His Memorial Flag was presented to his widow.
  • Sergeant Watt's widow, Mrs Gael Keighley of New Plymouth, 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.
Description of Image:
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Vietnam Names Watt - Wright
  • Hall of Memories WW2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, looking East (taken in April 1999)
Further References: Subritsky, M. (Compiler). (1995). p. 204
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