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Unit Roll of Honour

During its tour of duty in Malaysia 1964 and 1965, the unique and legendary 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment had a posted strength of 981 personnel. The following Roll of Honour is a record of the known names who were either:
The campaign awards earned by members of the First Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment during its tour of duty from late 1963 to late 1965 are the:
The members were also awarded the Pingat Jasa Malaysia medal [Malaysia Honour Medal] by the Malaysian Government in 2005.
Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal


Following the Battalion's return to New Zealand approximately 30% of its personnel subsequently served in South Vietnam.

'We Remember Them'

The following Roll of Honour for the First Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment lists those former members who:


1 of 4. Killed in Action on Subsequent Service

01.] 37221 Don A. J. S. [RNZA] South Vietnam
02.] 38655 Gatenby J. R. South Vietnam
03.] 645140 Grigg G. R. MM South Vietnam
04.] 463211 Hirini H D South Vietnam
05.] 211075 Hoerara G K South Vietnam
06.] 346598 Manton M South Vietnam

2 of 4. Died While on Active Service in Malaysia and South Vietnam

01.]
653769 Monk A W Malay/Thailand Border
02.]
41234 Lyes N S G South Vietnam

3 of 4. Died While on Battalion Service in Malaysia

001.] 474706 Bonner P W 2 February 1966 Malaysia
002.] 650478 Dawson A W 31 March 1964 Malaysia
003.] 329603 Fry R E [RNZASC] 6 June 1965 Malaysia
004.] 653823 Healey T J 19 September 1964 Malaysia
005.] 41477 Honatana R 21 October 1966 Malaysia
006.] 336882 King I L 18 August 1964 Malaysia
007.] 38469 Toni W 21 January 1966 Malaysia
008.]
40331 Wahanui B 1969 Malaysia

4 of 4. Died Since Return from Malaysia, and Following Subsequent Service in South Vietnam


Number< Last Name Initials Subsequent Service Unit Honours & Decorations
A - [10 as at Jul 13, 2010]
209707 Airth T B
971705 Allot S J
39592 Allington T L
538139 Allison W A
72414 Anderson T K
35574 Aschoff L V
305496 Ashby T MM
208777 Askew R T [RNZASC]
40403 August B South Vietnam 161 Battery
817476 Ayers I F
B - [30 as at December 25, 2013]
897511 Baker A R South Vietnam HQ V FORCE
305780 Baker I C South Vietnam 161 Battery
349108 Ball K J
364695 Barrett R P
41186 Barrett G South Vietnam Victor 1
569255 Bennett O F RNZE
569255 Bennett O F
203056 Beveridge W P
785584 Biggs D J
30718 Birks A L South Vietnam 1 ATF CB, OBE
38991 Blakelock C J [RNZA] South Vietnam 161 Bty
38110 Bold W [RNZEME] South Vietnam Whiskey 1
U774842 Booker M. J. British Empire Medal
37938 Booth A J South Vietnam ANZAC Bn [1970
466778 Booth M W T
C459358 Bowman L R South Vietnam Victor 4
539594 Boynton F R
569547 Brady W.P.B.
40354 Brazendale K V
S37575 Brown J W South Vietnam Whiskey 3 MC
40343 Brown J E T
12444 Browne W K
553432 Bristowe H M South Vietnam Victor 2>
40890 Brummell P G
35441 Bull H C
39287 Bull J H C
839041 Burnaby R
837478 Burridge M E>
34196 Burrows I H OBE, MC
V539553 Butler V C South Vietnam Whiskey 3
C -[23 as at Sep 27, 2014]
528655 Carew M A [RNZE]
40147 Carr B R South Vietnam 161 Bty
578787 Carroll R R R
209133 Carter J W South Vietnam HQ V Force BEM
37200 Caskey I C
32088 Cassie G L [RNZE, RNZEME] Korea
723548 Christie J South Vietnam Victor 1
581689 Clayton F J
213478 Clement A F South Vietnam Victor 5
204056 Clendon W M
553604 Collins A South Vietam Victor 2
974432 Cook K B
36752 Cook J I T [RNZASC]
979130 Cooney H B D
40489 Cootes R C K
972900 Cosgrove K R F
40978 Coulbeck B A
40528 Couper J D
713732 Cowan P G S
650282 Craven F J RNZME
920785 Currie A J [RNZASC]
40510 Curtis R D South Vietnam NZSAS
36427 Cussen P W [RNZAMC]
D - [13 as at May 5, 2014]
39924 Davey R J
528892 Davis H J P
541746 Day K H
516553 Deed E T
33429 Delves R H
349151 Dennis R H South Vietnam 161 Bty
976049 Dixon A S
307450 Doar B C South Vietnam 161 Battery
460251 Dober J C
40442 Douglas I
341195 Douglas T W
40414 Dudding R J George Medal
39173 Dundas C R H
E - [3 as at Jul 13, 2010]
37139 Earsman J B
540792 Edwards J T
204695 Eketone H South Vietnam Whiskey 1
F- [5 as at Jul 13, 2010]
458919 Falconer J F
463493 Faulkner G C South Vietnam Victor 5 MID and Bar
718144 Fielding K H J
40551 Finlay P P South Vietnam 161 Battery >
553296 Frank R J W
G - [11 as at Jul 4, 2014]
538139 Gamble W N A
38021 Gantley J F
37931 Gee [RNZE] >R K
555349 Gerrard M South Vietnam 161 Battery
342571 Gibbons R K
595127 Gillum T U<
466916 Glass
889059 Glendinning P C South Vietnam Whiskey 3
40480 Goodall L C
30142 Gurr R M WWII, J Force OBE
466947 Gerrand D W
H -[30 as at Apr 6, 2014]
B38457 Haami K South Vietnam NZSAS
82645 Hadfield R.T.W. South Vietnam WI
203681 Hakaraia H J South Vietnam 161 Bty
541260 Hall G S T
571795 Hallam A J [RNZAC]
40128 Hamlin J E
928085 Hanna W J South Vietnam V2
469387 Hansen L R
305066 Harris J A
898161 Harrod A J
472955 Hau J T
551228 Hautapu I T
33431 Heketa T W
536592 Heurea M
554538 Henare G
462918 Henare K M
210448 Herewini R R South Vietnam W1
59260 Higginson W T [RNZ Sigs Corp]
890323 Hines M C
922689 Hitchcox H E
678089 Hooper C J
41197 Hori T D P South Vietnam 161 Bty
206358 Horsfall G A South Vietnam 1 NZATTV
40314 Hotene H South Vietnam V3
39498 Hudson J N [RNZAC] South Vietnam 3 Cav
37389 Humphreys T H [RNZPRO] South Vietnam HQ V Force
40475 Michael John M J Hunt
40826 Hunt W T South Vietnam 161 Bty
803380 Hunt W W
I -[1 as at Jul 13, 2010]
541231 Iopata G F
J - [9 as at May 25, 2014]
627483 Jacobs H S
W326781 James H BEM, MSM
970329 James R C South Vietnam Victor 4
39159 Jobe J N South Vietnam 1 ALSG
Y527918 Johnston B J
205451 Jones A L [RNZAC]
31192 Jowsey G
40493 Julian G L W
496206 Julian G R
K - [15 as at Sep 11, 2013]
40364 Kaaka R
627512 Kaihau A W
302986 Kairau L Vietnam 161 Bty RNZA
Q346808 Karipa D D South Vietnam Whiskey 2
305501 Kena H J 1 ALSG
40140 Kemp M M
340840 Kennedy Rtd> >
306792 Kerapa J
692211 Kereama S H
347755 King C R
34070 Kitto A D B
37869 Kiwi A R South Vietnam 1 NZATTV
461650 Kiwi H H
627429 Kohika R Te P South Vietnam 161 Bty
301574 Kopa N K J
L - [9 as at Nov 13, 2013]
926005 Lay E D [RNZE] South Vietnam RNZE DET
332679 Leaf T A
209856 Leefe G W [RNZASC]
213680 Legg D L
Y211714 Lester N J
39650 Liddell G M
690306 Linton A M
37055 Lynch M P South Vietnam HQ V Force
M - [41 as at Oct 17, 2014]
208515 Madden J R J Force, Korea, Sth Vn HQ V Force SVN
214185 Maguire S J
803812 Maher P T South Vietnam 161 Bty
828527 Mahan R H
623784 Manihera H D
816065 Mann O E 1 NZ Regt Malaya OBE
H210250 Manuera R N [RNZA] South Vietnam 161 Bty
541009 Marceau L
541009 Marsh J E H South Vietnam V1 MBE, JP
541009 Martin J T R [RNZAMC]
40476 Masters [RNZA] J M South Vietnam W1 ONZM, MC, JP
579441 Mato W R South Vietnam V2
475284 Mathews W
464676 Mathews W M South Vietnam Victor 4
529496 Maxwell M M
30461 McAllum W B F [RNZA]
40121 McArthur A A
458543 McChesney J
306203 McCracken R W
E39334 McFarland D
34202 McFarlane D J QSM
774887 McFarlane I C BEM
329877 McGee W A South Vietnam NZSAS
B900152 McGrath P R South Vietnam W1
30233 McKeon S R WWII, J Force, Fiji Bn Malaya Member British Empire
337709 McKeown B J [RNZAMC]
209413 McKinney P L
209978 McRae E R
40647 Mihaka P South Vietnam 161 Bty
600652 Miller J L
212380 Minhinnick D G
469146 Mitchell F H South Vietnam 161 Bty
209222 Monks R A South Vietnam ANZAC Bn
207148 Moodie J F South Vietnam Services Medical Team MBE, MC, ED
675494 Mooney L E
Q40425 Moran A E South Vietnam V4, W3
209790 Morunga P B South Vietnam W1, W2, V6
30757 Mountfort R M South Vietnam V2, AATV, NZAATV
649749 Murdie P J
N - [8 as at Jun 28, 2013]
470081 Nathan M J
40452 Ngahoata H South Vietam 161 Bty
554887 Ngata T. R. K.
41191 Ngatai R
554887 Ngata T. R. K.
41191 Ngatai R
927644 Ngatai E T R South Vietnam 161 Bty
40393 Niovara R B N
596074 Nuku L J South Vietnam 161 Bty
O -[4 as at May 14, 2014]
37800 Ohlson R
37800 Otimi K
463544 Owens P
347821 Owens W
P - [30 as at February 04, 2013]
39525 Paenga T R N South Vietnam Victor 1
40340 Paerata L South Vietnam 161 Bty
40356 Paora T H South Vietnam Victor 3
824255 Paipa W T South Vietnam Victor 2
306301 Panui TeR
40845 Parker H H
39934 Paris A V [RNZASC] South Vietnam Victor 1
930818 Patrick P H
K41225 Patterson W I
597253 Patu J H W South Vietnam Victor 1
897485 Peebles L K
32936 Pearless W. L. WWII, J Force, Malaya [Fiji Mil Forces]
40363 Peni L R South Vietnam Victor 2
40434 Peni M D
40309 Pennell L T
552965 Pepere M
34318 Pepper B J South Vietnam
49625 Perry A G
554408 Perry J I
40508 Perry W L South Vietnam V3
40515 Perawiti P P South Vietnam Victor 2
370084 Peti S A South Vietnam NZSAS
554298 Pewhairangi D A South Vietnam 4 Tp NZSAS
39904 Plant G D
40634 Poka B P
40319 Poka W F
41274 Potter J T
32896 Preston H RNZASC
473106 Pukawa J
210152 Pukeroa J K
Q - [1 as at Jul 13, 2010]
211377 Quinn P [RNZAMC] South Vietnam Svces Med Team
R - [14 as at July 15, 2014]
40898 Rangi H
37893 Rangi R
40918 Ranginui F
39351 Ratahi P
40107 Rawiri D
579218 Reti R [RNZAOC]
37153 Rogers D P 1 NZ Regt 1957-59
40130 Ropata J J
541330 Rotarangi K
37222 Rout J B [RNZA] South Vietnam 161 Battery
40525 Rowe J R
J213931 Rowland E J [RNZEME] South Vietnam HQ, V Force
39906 Ruland R J
40039 Ryan H
S - [8 July, 2014]
206558 Sames D H [RNZASC]
889967 Sampson J A
40526 Sarjeant K M
821115 Saxelby B
34030 Shaw G A R
215243 Shaw H I [RNZCnD] South Vietnam Chaplain ONZM
38255 Shortland D M [RNZASC]
39372 Siohane P O
212099 Skedgewell T. W. South Vietnam
818560 Smith B Sth Vietnam NZ Component 1969
30248 Smith D S [RNZASC]
569922 Southee B A
471572 Spice D R [RNZAOC]
33391 Spiers J M
212032 Standen D G
14503 Steadman G R
39736 Stewart G E
34447 Stott S
774808 Strickland P I [RNZEME]
H208249 Sumner P R [RNZASC] South Vietnam
T - [29 as at 03 Sep, 2014]
211025 Takarangi J H K 1 NZ Regt Malaya 1957-59
39740 Tamou W [RNZASC] South Vietnam 161 Bty
38490 Taniora S. T. South Vietnam 4 Tpt NZSAS
597420 Taurua TeR
40125 Taute J South Vietnam 161 Bty
301231 Tawhai W T
30232 Tebbutt M OBE
39033 Te Kani N H South Vietnam W1
785602 Temepara W U South Vietnam V1, V3, V4
40530 TeMoho J
971616 Templeton W W
305050 Te Paa D South Vietnam NZSAS
38469 Te Puni N K [RNZASC]
551171 TeReo R H
529807 Terry R P
37459 Theyers J C [RNZE]
364192 Thomas P South Vietnam V1
39590 Thompson A R
580089 Tibble A P
536031 Tioke T
596547 Tito M TeP [RNZAC]
303295 Titore R
708189 Tripp T F <
693417 Tuhaka R M
625600 Tuheke T South Vietnam 161 Bty
345290 Tuki W J
527472 Tutengahehe H
U > -[1 as at Jul 13, 2010]
209946 Urwin W P
W - [20 as at April 7, 2013]
473074 Waetford S H
39678 Waitoa M
38713 Wake H V M South Vietnam HQ V Force
797543 Walsh R P
535261 Waretini T
716501 Wareen W R
898707 Watson R K South Vietnam 2 NZAATV
40501 Webber A D
36468 Weir A South Vietnam HQ V Force
923114 Wesley T A T>
34962 West M R
38662 Whitelaw E B [RNZASC]
929639 Wiggans R T South Vietnam 161 Bty
541839 Wikaira C J South Vietnam 161 Bty
38292 Wiki M [RNZASC]
41088 Williams L J H South Vietnam Victor 3
32883 Williams L T South Vietnam BEM
648676 Wilson R South Vietnam Victor 1
529311 Witeri S S K [RNZA]
40162 Wolland G C D
Y - [1 as at Jul 13, 2010]
337670 Yandall J B South Vietnam Whiskey 3
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