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Owen Kani Brooking

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Owen Kani AWMM
  • Surname
    Brooking AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    65271 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Te Araroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C. Brooking (mother), Te Araroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    65271 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer AWMM
    RuatoriaEast Cape AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • My dearest Papa I was only 3yrs old when you left this earth I have 1 distinct memory of you hiding behind the front door whistling and I would try to find you. I am so grateful to know you fought for our freedom for many of us today as part of the 28th Maori Battalion in WW2. I remember you medals from the war mama gave them to my mum and years later after Mama passed she gave them to uncle Andy. I wish I was old enough to understand the importance and meaning of them as I would have taken them for safe keeping. I still have photos of you and Mama (Niria Atawhai Wihongi) I love and miss you. I'm grateful for the many stories mum (Josephine Francis Ngatikaura) shared about you. Thank you so much Papa for your integrity, humility, sacrifice mentally emotionally and physically, dedication, faithfulness toward the war and in life in general Arohanui Papa Your granddaughter Minamoe ( Le
    Public - Levonne niria - Sibling - 25 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 30 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM

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25 April 2015Levonne niriaMelbourne Australia Sibling