Thomas Te Hau Taiatini Born 28 October 1933 - Died 23 August 1955 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number Also known as ForceNavy AWMM Last rankAble Seaman AWMMRoyal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Pukaki AWMM WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Lay a poppy Roll of honour, Korean War Memorial 1950-53, Dove-Meyer Robi … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesThomas Te Hau AWMM SurnameTaiatini AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth28 October 1933 AWMM Place of birthOkere Falls, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesOkere Falls, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkation Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Campaigns ForceNavy AWMM Service number Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsNew Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankAble Seaman AWMMRoyal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Pukaki AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Regular serviceman prior to serving with the Royal New Zealand Navy 1952-55Served 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 Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death21 AWMM Date of death23 August 1955 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathKure, Japan AWMM Death notesKure, Japan AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Thomas Te Hau Taiatini by laying a poppy. G.E.R. Taiatini George Rehuata Taiatini Thomas Te Hau Taiatini Manawahau Taihakoa Hori Taihuka Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Thomas Te Hau Taiatini Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-warFurther Reference DocumentsSecond 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. AWMMIan McGibbon, New Zealand and the Korean War, Volume II: Combat Operations, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1996, pp. 372, 412, 480 n97. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.