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Te Rua Karaka Ngata

#554887 Te Rua Karaka NGATA NZSAS - July 1965 - 2 Det, Borneo pre-deployment photo.

Te Rua Karaka NGATA - 1965

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Te Rua Karaka AWMM
  • Surname
    Ngata AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Rua AWMM
  • Service number
    Borneo 554887 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    • Iwi Māori AWMM
    • Ngati Porou Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 1 October 2021 - 1963 Electoral Roll Eastern Maori
  • 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

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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    • Borneo Temporary Lance Corporal Chamberlain Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion Chamberlain
    • 1st Embarkation - Indonesian Confrontation (Malay Peninsular) 1964. Gurr's Battalion deployed Nov63 - RTNZ 64/65 to start NZSAS training. Did not deploy to Borneo with Gurrs Battalion. Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 1 October 2021 - Chamberlain roll as at 8 May 1964.
    • 2nd Embarkation - Indonesian Confrontation (Borneo) - Corporal, 2 Detachment (1 Patrol), 1 Ranger Squadron, New Zealand Special Air Service, Sarawak, Malaysia. Oct65/Feb66 Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 1 October 2021 - Nom Roll NZSAS Borneo 65/66, David O./Wayne H, Labuan/Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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Death

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  • Death
    27 June 2013 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
    GisborneNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taruheru, Gisborne AWMM Block 40, Plot no. 285 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

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Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 8 May 1964, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.139-150 AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information kindly provided by the New Zealand Malaya Veterans Association. 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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