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John Aorangi

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  • Service number
    801881 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Aorangi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    801881 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 Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Care of Mayfield Brothers, Hawkebridge, Bethlehem, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Aorangi (wife), Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 Feb 1944-31 Mar 1944 Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    801881 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
    Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Mooltan or Willem Ruys AWMM
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Aorangi was the son of Arthur and Iritana Aorangi of Tauranga. He was the husband of Martha Aorangi of Wairoa. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    26 AWMM
  • Date of death
    25 July 1944 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Italy AWMM
  • Death notes
    Italy AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Florence War Cemetery, Italy AWMM
  • Grave reference
    VII. D. 13. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • Thank you so much koro for your contribution, services and life not only for myself and your mokopunas but also for Aotearoa. Even though I did not get to meet you, you are never forgotten as we remember you and the others on this day every year. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE
    Public - AMIRIA TE RANGI - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016
  • Good to see this information and to find my great grandfather!
    Public - Tuwhakaiti - Other Relative - 5 March 2015

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2016AMIRIA TE RANGIROTORUA NEW ZEALANDDirect descendant
05 March 2015TuwhakaitiRotorua, NZOther Relative