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Rihari Haimona

Headstone, Wellsford Cemetery (Photo John Halpin, 2011) - CC BY John Halpin
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  • 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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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Pawarenga, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr R. Haimona (father), Pawarenga, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    68242 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 Farm hand AWMM
    KaitaiaNorthland AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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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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About death

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



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