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Te Whata Iraia

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  • Service number
    39353 AWMM
  • Also known as
    W. Iraia AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Te Whata AWMM
  • Surname
    Iraia AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    W. Iraia AWMM
  • Service number
    39353 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 Steel worker AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown 20 Edenvale Rd. Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Dave Iraia (brother), Waimamaru, Hokianga, 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
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39353 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
    Auckland, 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, Second Echelon 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
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Te Whata Iraia was the son of Rewi Iraia Mu and Kare Rewi Iraia, of Waimamaku, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Private Iraia, who was well known in Hokianga sporting circles, left New Zealand with the 2nd Echelon and saw service in Greece and Crete. He was killed in action in Libya .

    Listed as W. Iraia on the Hokianga Memorial. Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    35 AWMM
  • Date of death
    16 December 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Western Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    • Column 103. AWMM
  • Obituary

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Sources

Sources

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