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Dennis Waitapu

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  • Service number
  • Also known as
    Daniel Paehua AWMM
  • 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
    Dennis AWMM
  • Surname
    Waitapu AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Daniel Paehua AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    2 July 1935 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Mangaorongo, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Regular soldier AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    New Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Enlistment
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental death on active service AWMM

Last known rank

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Regular serviceman prior to serving with the Royal New Zealand Navy 1953-55

    Served in HMNZS Pukaki 1955

    Died as a result of accidental injury

    "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 Waitapu's sister in law, Mrs Patricia Waitapu 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

    Real name is Daniel Paehua AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    20 AWMM
  • Date of death
    25 November 1955 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Accidental Death AWMM
  • Place of death
    Kure, Japan AWMM
  • Death notes
    Kure, Japan AWMM
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  • Rest in peace Uncle Denny. Love always. Denise
    Public - Denise - Other Relative - 21 April 2015

Sources

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, 413, 480 n97. AWMM

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21 April 2015DeniseSydney, AustraliaOther Relative