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Surname: 
Eccles-Smith
First name(s): 
Peter Hugh
Rank: 
Dr
Corps: 
Civilian
Honours & Awards: 

Public Health Service Medal 1st Class (SVN)

Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, 17 March 1920
Date of death: 
Friday, 21 June 1996
Place of burial: 
Park Island Cemetery, Napier
Notes: 

Surgeon and New Zealand Civilian Surgical Team leader, March 1967-February 1968. 

After his return from Vietnam he returned to his position of Medical Superintendent of the Dannevirke hospital. In 1970 he moved to Gisborne and served as general surgeon until his retirement from surgery in 1978. He then took up the position of health education officer at Napier hospital.

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.