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Rihari Haimona

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  • Service number
    68242 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Hare AWMM
    • Charlie Symons AWMM
    • Charlie AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Headstone, Wellsford Cemetery (Photo John Halpin, 2011) - CC BY John Halpin
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rihari AWMM
  • Surname
    Haimona AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Hare AWMM
    • Charlie Symons AWMM
    • Charlie AWMM
  • Service number
    68242 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Farm hand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Pawarenga, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr R. Haimona (father), Pawarenga, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    68242 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Kaitaia, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM
    Infantry Reinforcements AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Haimona and Makarena Paraihe (Papawarenga).

    Husband of Takutai (Tai) Dorothy Symons (-1997).

    Lay at Oruawharo Marae.

    Rihari Haimona listed in the Nominal Roll. Rihari Haimona (Charlie Symons) is listed as Archives New Zealand for Serviceman's Rehabilitation files (1960-1979) and used by Te Maori (1995). The name Hare is provided by whanau on 28 Maori Battalion website (April, 2010). Symons, Rihari Haimona is recorded on the Rodney cemetery record

    Further family information is available from the Albertland Museum AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
    78 AWMM
  • Date of death
    3 January 1995 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Wellsford Cemetery, 80 School Road, Wellsford, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
    RSA Burial. Block 1 Row A Plot 22 Seq 1 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    Poroporoaki: Te Maori News, January 1995 : v.4 n.1 p. 8 AWMM

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Sources

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