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Edward William Allnatt
Rank Last Held:
Also Known As:
Regular Military Service
Korean War, 1950-1953
Date of Birth:
11 February 1927
Place of Birth:
Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand
First Known Rank:
Occupation before Enlistment:
Next of Kin:
Mrs M. McIntosh (sister), Dunedin, New Zealand
Blenheim, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation:
10 December 1950
Place of Embarkation:
Wellington, New Zealand
Pusan, Korea (1 January 1951)
Royal New Zealand Air Force
New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
Last Unit Served:
New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
Place of Death:
Date of Death:
26 November 1951
Age at Death:
Year of Death:
Cause of Death:
Died of wounds
United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
NZ Herald, 28 November 1951, p. 8.
Served with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF)
Served with Kayforce 1950-51
"Later in the morning, two gunners of 162 Battery were less fortunate when their truck, in which they were ferrying ammunition, was hit by a shell on the road leading to the battery position. One of them, Gunner E.W. Allnatt, later died of his wounds." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 230)
Prime Minister Helen Clark and Defence Minister Mark Burton presented the New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM) to next of kin of New Zealanders who were killed or died in military operations since 1945 at a ceremony at Parliament 3 September 2003.
The New Zealand Operational Service Medal was received on his behalf by his brother Mr Wally Allnatt of Mosgiel.
Incorrectly named on the Korea memorial wall as "Allanatt"
McGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). Volume II: Combat Operations, pp. 230, 371, 398.
Hopkins, G. (2002). Tales from Korea : the Royal New Zealand Navy. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed.
New Zealand Navy in the Korean War. Navy Museum. URL:
New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online. URL:
K-Force nominal roll : embarked for Korea on 'Ormonde' on 10 December 1950
McGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). New Zealand and the Korean War (Vols. 1-2). Auckland, N.Z.; Wellington, N.Z.: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs.
New Zealand Defence Force. Roll of Honour. Personnel who have died on operational service since 3 September 1945. URL:
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