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Kapu Hurihanganui

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  • Service number
    67552 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Kapu Public - John Kapua - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - Oral family history
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private 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
    • Kapu AWMM
    • Te Kapua-i-waho Public - John Kapua - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - Oral family history
  • Surname
    Hurihanganui AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kapu Public - John Kapua - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - Oral family history
  • Service number
    67552 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    Ngāti Whaoa Public - John Kapua - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - Oral family history
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Te Arawa Public - John Kapua - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - Oral family history
  • Rohe
    Waiariki Public - John Kapua - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - Oral family history
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 State Forestry Worker AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Wharepaina, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Hurihanganui (wife), Whakarewarewa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    67552 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
    Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Kapu Hurihanganui was the son of Haare Hurihanganui and of Ngahaka Hurihanganui (nee Clarke), of Whakarewarewa, New Zealand; husband of Miriata Hurihanganui, of Whakarewarewa, New Zealand AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    26 AWMM
  • Date of death
    31 July 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. G. 3. 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

Roll of Honour

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  • Ko Te Kapua-i-Waho Hurihanganui tōku Tīpuna Matua, ko Aperahama Te Kapua-i-Waho Hurihanganui tōku Koro, Ko John Kapua Hurihanganui tōku Matua, Ko Te Ataahia Eraina Hurihanganui Castorina ahau, ā, ko Mario Kapua Castorina taku tamatāne. Mauri ora!
    Public - Te Ataahia Eraina - Direct descendant - 27 September 2016
  • Lest we forget
    Public - Erina Roimata - Other Relative - 22 April 2015
  • Thank you. Love you so much, I am Kapua Hurihanganui Thornicroft your great grandson. My mum is Erina Roimata Hurihanganui, her dad is Aperahama Te Kapua i Waho, your son.
    Public - Kapua Hurihanganui - Other Relative - 22 April 2015

Sources

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
27 September 2016Te Ataahia ErainaWellingtonDirect descendant
22 April 2015Erina RoimataGisborne, AotearoaOther Relative
22 April 2015Kapua HurihanganuiGisborne, New ZealandOther Relative
22 April 2015John KapuaWellington Aotearoa NZOther Relative
17 April 2015Tiffany AucklandOther Relative