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Rongomai Honatana

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
    Rongomai AWMM
  • Surname
    Honatana AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Borneo 41477 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served 1963-1965. Public source.

    Returned to New Zealand as part of the Te Auraki Repatraition Project in 2018. Private Honatana was the cousin of Waitawhiti Toni who was also returned to New Zealand as part of the Te Auraki Project and buried at the urupa, Torere marae. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 October 1966 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    urupa, Torere marae AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Hall of Memories II, Malaya Borneo, Auckland War Memorial Museum AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Opotiki Primary School, Opotiki AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
      p. 359 AWMM
    • Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing AWMM

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