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Tim Isaac Hetaraka

  • Service number
    • K47642 AWMM
    • 47642 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Spud AWMM
    • "Bluer" Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 May 2021 - Dieppe Barracks history annuals
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This image may be subject to copyright

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This i …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tim Isaac AWMM
  • Surname
    Hetaraka AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Spud AWMM
    • "Bluer" Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 May 2021 - Dieppe Barracks history annuals
  • Service number
    • K47642 AWMM
    • 47642 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    Ngāti Porou-! Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 September 2017 - http://www.maorimaps.com/marae/tutua-paerauta
  • Hapū
    Ngāi Tamakoro-!, Ngāti Tuere-! Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 September 2017 - http://www.maorimaps.com/marae/tutua-paerauta
  • Waka
    Horouta-! Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 September 2017 - http://www.maorimaps.com/marae/tutua-paerauta
  • Rohe
    Te Tairāwhiti-! Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 September 2017 - http://www.maorimaps.com/marae/tutua-paerauta
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • K47642 AWMM
    • 47642 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Malaria AWMM
    • Died from malaria-! Glen Eagles Hospital (Singapore) Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 May 2021 - Dieppe Barracks history annuals

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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Death

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  • Death
    24 February 1977 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Singapore (Glen Eagles Hospital) Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 September 2017 - Dieppe Barracks history
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Te Araroa Cemetery, East Cape AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Paerauta (Tutua) Marae urupa, 226 Waione Road, Te Araroa, East Cape [-37.637168, 178.334462] Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 September 2017 - Dieppe Barracks History
    http://www.maorimaps.com/marae/tutua-paerauta
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  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo, Vietnam Memorial AWMM

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  • Ko Pukeamaru te maunga
    Ko Karakatuwhero te awa
    Ko te whanau a Tuwhakairiora te hapu
    Ko Tamateaupoko te wharekai
    Ko Tamakoro te wharenui
    Ko Tutua te Marae, me te whenua, me nga urupa
    Ko Ruawaipu te koruru o te tomohanga
    Ko Ngati Porou te iwi
    Ko Rota me Ani Rangihuna nga tipuna
    Ko Dale me Hineawe (Peach) nga matua

    Taken too soon.

    RIP with aunty and uncle, and mummy and daddy, and all our whanau/tipuna Timmy. Arohanui sis Luc xxx
    Public - Lucy - Sibling - 12 June 2020
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  • K47642 Tim Issac (Spud) HETARAKA (Transport Platoon 14May76-24Feb77) aged ?? Paerauta Marae Urupa (Tutua), 226 Waione Road, Te Araroa, East Cape 4087. [-37.637168, 178.334462]*29Jun18*13Dec18
    Public - Aunty Huia - Comrade - 13 December 2018
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  • "I remember Bluers farewell, Tumataunga Marae at Dieppe. George Erueti in tears standing next to me. Timing Tetai trying to comfort him. The beret black, webb belt and bayonet (& NZ flag) on the casket. Will never forget the little bro. ONWARD."
    "He was our halfback in Yellow Jackets Rugby Team. RIP Bluer."...... "Na we called him Bluer in the Rugby Team bro. Shorty Evans was our captain. Sky Wikaire and Toshiba Ngahina Williams could confirm"
    Written by a RNZIR Band member & very close friend "EP" (10Sep2017 on a Facebook page tribute)

    (Yellow Jackets was the Administration Company Rugby Team = Transport Platoon, 1 RNZIR Band, Catering Platoon, Quartermaster Platoon, Light Aid Detachment (LAD) mechanics, Regimental Aid Post (RAP) medics) - I guess they called him "Bluer" as the little guy could scrap on the rugby field and hold above his weight)


    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 September 2017
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  • ....... I was also fortunately permitted to identify him at the morgue, for official business for his final trip back home to New Zealand. His passing definitely effected the platoon, to every man in the transport platoon Tim was a special man as he had a totally independent mind, possibly the main reason for being placed into the platoon right, LEST WE FORGET."
    Written by a close friend (WK) (10Sep2017 on a Facebook Tribute page)
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 September 2017
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  • "He and I worked along side each other for three years, he definitely was a extremely popular and funny little man. As he was on a lone job up in Terendak Camp (Malaysia) with one of the rifle companies, he requested vehicle maintenance, so myself and the mechanic drove up to Terandak, staying with him in a lone old rundown barracks. Strangely enough I never used the mosquito net's as he would religiously do so, in the morning he had one bite and I had hundred's. Within three day's after I got back to Singapore he was flown under emergency services to the Glen Eagles hospital in a very series condition, I was fortunate enough to visit him at midnight as no visitors permitted, sadly he passed away minutes after we left him. As we all understand the army moves slowly so I didn't know till 7am, as I was also fortunately permitted to identify him at the morgue, for official business for foll
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  • External links
    • NEW ZEALAND MILITARY DEATHS MALAYA AND BORNEO. Taken from "From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Malaya and Borneo 1949-1966" by Christopher Pugsley
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sooty/malaya.html
      Sources Used
    • All information was supplied to the AWMM by the Dieppe Barracks Association...Onward Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 22 June 2019 - email & attached spreadsheet dated 12Feb17
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15 May 2021RoscoeNZComrade
12 June 2020LucyGisborneSibling
13 December 2018Aunty HuiaAotearoaComrade

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