Roll of Honour

New Zealand fatal casualties in Vietnam 1963–75

Click on the names below to see more information. Use the map at the bottom of the page to find the grave locations of the men below.

Click here for a list of all New Zealanders wounded in action, killed in action, or died of wounds in Vietnam, 1963–1975.



Rank, Name, Unit

Date of Death

Place of Burial

699033 Pte W R Awatere, RNZIR 12.4.1968 Ruatoria
209440 Spr J T Barrett, RNZE 24.11.1969 Te Kuiti
41383 LCpl D I Bensemann, RNZIR 16.11.1968 Blenheim
43134 Pte A V Bermingham, RNZIR 20.11.1969 Whangarei
41708 Spr R H Brown, RNZE 12.8.1969 Gisborne
41240 Sgt G J Campbell, NZSAS 14.1.1970 Wairoa
482859 Pte T Cooper, RNZIR 11.10.1970 Taupiri mountain, Taupiri
37221 Sgt A J S Don, RNZA 14.9.1965 Malacca, Malaysia*
42752 Gnr S W Ellwood, RNZA 6.2.1968 Foxton
41301 LCpl C R Fisk, RNZIR 18.6.1970 Christchurch
573233 Pte D C Frith, RNZIR 11.7.1969 Malacca, Malaysia*
38655 Cpl J R Gatenby, RNZIR 5.6.1969 Malacca, Malaysia*
645140 SSgt G R Grigg, RNZAMC 4.12.1965 Malacca, Malaysia*
483256 Pte J L Gurnick, RNZIR 29.5.1970 Pukekohe
388111 Pte K H Harding, RNZIR 24.6.1971 Waima Valley, Hokianga
42742 Pte R A Hawthorne, RNZIR 4.8.1969 Papakura, Auckland
463211 Pte H D Hirini, RNZIR 1.2.1968 Kawerau
211075 Cpl G K Hoerara, RNZIR 26.1.1968 Te Araroa
43221 Pte T N Hollows, RNZIR 29.7.1969 Whangarei
43349 Pte K R Hurman, RNZIR 11.1.1969 Malacca, Malaysia*
629544 Pte L C Jones, RNZIR 18.6.1970 Marton
838605 Lt S J Kidd, RNZIR 17.4.1970 Papakura, Auckland
41243 Gnr N S G Lyes, RNZA 23.6.1968 Hokitika
346598 Cpl M Manton, RNZIR 2.9.1967 Glen Eden, Auckland
43651 Pte T W Paenga, RNZIR 19.3.1970 Pouawa
42294 Pte B J Petersen, RNZIR 14.9.1968 Eketahuna
539244 Cpl J W Radford, RNZIR 23.7.1969 Whakatane
43648 Pte P Rauhihi, RNZIR 24.11.1969 Shannon
41081 LCpl M L Sutherland, RNZIR 31.10.1970 Christchurch
42116 Pte M J Turnbull, RNZIR 2.8.1969 Dunedin
80166 Sgt G S Watt, RNZAF 1.3.1970 New Plymouth
928518 Bdr R White, RNZA 14.9.1965 Papakura, Auckland*
43032 Pte M J Wickman, RNZIR 22.6.1968 Papatoetoe, Auckland
41530 Pte J S Williams, RNZIR 17.6.1969 Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay*
37404 Capt P Williams, RNZA 14.2.1967 Papatoetoe, Auckland
41576 Lt J R Winton, RNZIR 10.3.1971 Karori, Wellington
43233 Pte D N Wright, RNZIR 19.3.1970 Esk Valley, South Canterbury

* Repatriated to New Zealand in August 2018 as part of the Te Auraki project.

New Zealand Vietnam War graves map

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