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George Arapata Te Kuru

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 23 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Arapata AWMM
  • Surname
    Te Kuru AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 5590 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 September 1908 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Care of Native Department, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Takimoana Te Kuru (mother), Porangahau, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Widowed/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 AWMM
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 5590 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George Te Kuru was the son of Arapata Topi Te Kuru and Takimoana Te Kuru, of Porangahau, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • We think of you often Koro George; we wish we could have known more about you ... ka nui ngā mihi ki a koe e Koro ... 'through the mud and blood to the green fields beyond'
    Public - Rachael Hawea-Kete - Other Relative - 24 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 182 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
05 January 2016mydasRotorua NZDirect descendant
24 April 2015Rachael Hawea-KeteWellington, New ZealandOther Relative