Dennis Waitapu 2 July 1935 - 25 November 1955 Key details Contribute › Service number Also known asDaniel Paehua AWMM ForceNavy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeAble Seaman AWMMRoyal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Pukaki AWMM WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Roll of honour, Korean War Memorial 1950-53, Dove-Meyer Robi … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesDennis AWMM SurnameWaitapu AWMM Ingoa Also known asDaniel Paehua AWMM Service number GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth2 July 1935 AWMM Place of birthWaikatoNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesMangaorongoWaikatoNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentRegular soldier AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › 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 units Military service 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 Embarkation body Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesAccidental DeathCause of Death AWMMAccidental death on active service AWMM 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 1953-55Served in HMNZS Pukaki 1955Died 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 2003Real name is Daniel Paehua AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death20 AWMM Date of death25 November 1955 AWMM Cause of deathAccidental Death AWMM Place of deathKureJapan AWMM Death notesKureJapan AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Dennis Waitapu by laying a poppy. Tupari Waitai Waiti Waitaiki Dennis Waitapu Bertram Waite Cecil William Waite Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Dennis Waitapu 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, 413, 480 n97. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.