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Rangawhenua Eparaima

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  • Service number
    62882 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Sergeant AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Whakarewarewa Village, Memorial Gateway, Rotorua (photo J Chong, 1998) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rangawhenua AWMM
  • Surname
    Eparaima AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    62882 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 Whakarewarewa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Eparaima (mother), Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    62882 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
    Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Company Sergeant Major/Military 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Sergeant AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Rangwhenua Eparaima was the son of Henare and Minnie W. Eparaima, of Whakarewarewa AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    23 AWMM
  • Date of death
    24 October 1942 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Western Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
  • Grave reference
    I. E. 22. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Rotorua AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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25 April 2016PareMelbourne AustraliaDirect descendant