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Thomas Te Hau Taiatini

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  • Service number
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Navy AWMM
  • Last rank
    Able Seaman AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Pukaki AWMM
  • War
    Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
Roll of honour, Korean War Memorial 1950-53, Dove-Meyer Robinson Park, Parnell, Auckland. Names: ALLNATT Edward William (name incorrectly spelt as 'Allanatt' on memorial), BAILEY Allwyn , BERRY Peter Rex, BURBUROUGH John Ewing, CARSON Ramon Deane, CLARK Ivo Raymond, COMPTON Robert Edward, COOK Gordon Brian, COOPER Leslie John, COOPER William Henry, DICKSON Wallace Bruce, FIELDEN Dennis Siddall, FRITH Mervyn Frederick, GRIFFITHS Eric James, HUMM Herbert Lester, JACKSON Donald Cameron, LONG Richard George, MacDONALD Ronald, McDONALD Ray, McLAUGHLIN Edward Michael Noel, McRAE John, MARCHIONI Robert Edward, MAY Arthur, MOLLINSON Peter James, MORTIMER Raymond Herbert, MURRAY Lyn, NGATAI Dickson, O'NEIL Thomas Mervyn, PERCIVAL Frank Osmond, POYNTON Frederick Terence, REID Reginald James, RODGERS Douglas Neville, SCAHILL James Martin Conrad, SHORTLAND Joseph, TAIATINI Thomas Te Hau, TAYLOR Colin Franklin, UNSWORTH Robert James, VUGLER Cedric John, WAITAPU Dennis, WATSON Jefford Rex, WHANGAPIRITA Bruce, WICKSTEED Barton, PARKER (WILLIAMS) Frederick William. Image © Auckland Museum CC BY.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Te Hau AWMM
  • Surname
    Taiatini AWMM
  • Ingoa
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    28 October 1933 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Okere Falls, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Okere Falls, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Navy AWMM
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Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    New Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Able Seaman AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Pukaki AWMM

Biographical information

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  • Regular serviceman prior to serving with the Royal New Zealand Navy 1952-55

    Served in HMNZS Hawea 1955

    "Able Seamen D. Waitapu and T. te H. Taiatini, who died in Kure, were returned to New Zealand for burial." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 480 n97)

    Able Seaman Taiatini's nephew, Mr Te Keho Thomas Taiatini of Auckland, received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003 AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
    21 AWMM
  • Date of death
    23 August 1955 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Kure, Japan AWMM
  • Death notes
    Kure, Japan AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-war
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    Ian McGibbon, New Zealand and the Korean War, Volume II: Combat Operations, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1996, pp. 372, 412, 480 n97. AWMM