Surname: 
James
Initials: 
WO
Rank: 
Gnr
Corps: 
RNZA
Service number: 
42242
Notes: 

Served three tours in Vietnam with 161 Battery RNZA (May 1967 to May 1968; October 1968 to October 1969); and 4 Troop NZSAS, (December 1970 to February 1971).

Disclaimer

The Vietnam List is an updated version of New Zealand's original Vietnam nominal roll – the Flinkenberg List – compiled by Captain Con Flinkenberg in 1972. Name, rank and unit information are from New Zealand military pay records. Read more about the Vietnam List.

Comments

I met Sgt Billy James in December 1975 as a young TF recruit at Waiouru. He was a terrific role model for us young men and taught us quickly the difference between leadership and rank. Now decades later I wonder how he has got on in the intervening years – by his photo he has aged well. I wish him well for having been one of the few formative men in my life. Tempus fugit.