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George Karaka Taiapa

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Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Research
  • Forenames
    George Karaka AWMM
  • Surname
    Taiapa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 802214 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
    C/o J.J. Quirk, Motuhora, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Tonotapu (sister), Y.M.C.A. Hostel, Woburn, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert, Egypt Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Military Records
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 28th Maori Battalion - 9th Reinforcements Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Military Records
  • Service number
    WWII 802214 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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 Tamati and Maraea Te Iritawa Taiapa, of Tikitiki AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 September 1943 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM VIII. E. 19. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 11: WW2 124 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM