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Surname: 
Tairea
First name(s): 
Tinokura
Also known as: 
John
Rank: 
Pte
Corps: 
RNZIR
Service number: 
731184
Unit:
V6
Notes: 

Originally this roll confused him with 42420 - Pte Tairea Tairea

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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

Hi Roscoe, thanks for this. I have contacted Jack Hayes who compiled the roll and he says the following: 

'Roscoe is partly correct. He cannot see the dates of birth but we can and that identifies clearly that these are two separate men.

A search of the NZDF database shows the following:

42420 Pte Tairea Tairea, RNZIR DOB (1.10.1943) served in V4.
731184 Pte Tinokura (aka John) Tairea , RNZIR DOB (19.10.1948) served in V6.

The name as given by Roscoe is not as recorded in the NZDF Database – ‘John’ is only used in later correspondence and his terminal dental files – his Personal files (PF, DPF and UPF) all list him as Tinokura Tairea. '

We will update our pages accordingly.