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William Henry Tuwharetoa Grace

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  • Service number
    802401 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Corporal/Military AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
    • Corporal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Military record
  • Forenames
    William Henry Tuwharetoa AWMM
  • Surname
    Grace AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    802401 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    Ngāti Tūwharetoa AWMM
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Arawa Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Research
  • Rohe
    Turangi to Taupo/Central Plateau Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 September 2015 - Research
  • Religion
    Anglican, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    24 November 1913 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Tokaanu, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Tokaanu, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Chainman/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 01 Sep 1943 PO Box 83, Taupo, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.A. Grace (wife), PO Box 83, Taupo, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 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
    802401 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 1 September 1943 AWMM
    Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW2 27 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Temporary Corporal 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
    Corporal/Military AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Grace was the son of Puaatata Alfred Grace and Te Reiti Grace. He was the husband of Margaret Ann Grace of Tarawera AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    31 AWMM
  • Date of death
    16 February 1945 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Italy AWMM
  • Death notes
    Italy AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Faenza War Cemetery, Italy AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Plot I Row B Grave 10 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • i have the memorial cross and medals to bill , had them for 15 years, they are now for sale , would like to sell to a family member, seeing bill was married , 2 crosses may have been issued
    Public - walter - 14 August 2015
  • This is my Great Grandfather on my mothers side. I am travelling to Europe this year and will visit La Faenza cemetery to pay my respects - it will be emotional but I can't wait! The originals of letters he has sent back from War are still in our Grace Museum in Tokaanu so am looking forward to reading all of these before my trip. Any other relatives please feel free to get in touch. I am enjoying linking up with my Turangi/Tokaanu/Taupo whanau!
    Public - Jana Maree Ruingarangi - Other Relative - 21 April 2015

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14 August 2015walterrotoruaOther
21 April 2015Jana Maree RuingarangiTauranga, New ZealandOther Relative