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Skinner Arena

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  • Service number
    68504 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Skinner AWMM
  • Surname
    Arena AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    68504 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 Quarryman AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Waikiekie Lime Works, Private Bag, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H.K. Arena (wife), Pakotai, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Rimini AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    68504 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
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 9th Reinforcements 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 AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Arena Teawa and Tarati Arena Teawa, of Pakotai; husband of Heni Kina Arena, of Tangiteroria.

    Born at Pakotai, Private Arena was educated at the Kaikohe Native School where he began to take a keen interest in football. Later he played for various clubs throughout the North. In 1936 he was a member of the Kia Toa football team and had represented Bay of Islands.

    Previous to enlisting he was employed by the Waikiekie Lime Company.

    He was survived by his wife, three daughters and two sons. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    39 AWMM
  • Date of death
    11 May 1945 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Faenza, Italy AWMM
  • Death notes
    Faenza, Italy AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Padua War Cemetery, Italy AWMM
  • Grave reference
    III. A. 13. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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Sources

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