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Ethel Margaret Tuapawa

Flight of women on the docks at Wellington, part of the Victory Contingent to London. Front Row L to R: S/Sgt J L Copeland, Sgt J S Milne, Cpl E M Tuapawa, Sgt. C E Reid. Middle Row, WAL E J McGovern, Sgt N C Mercer, Cpl J Beasley, Back Row. Sgt. C F Bryers, Cpl J Mitford-Taylor, Sgt J M Gerrie. Image from the EJ Miller personal album held by the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Image kindly provided by Air Force Museum of New Zealand CC BY NC 3.0.

Flight of women on the docks at Wellington, part of the Victory Contingent to London. Front Row L to …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ethel Margaret AWMM
  • Surname
    Tuapawa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ethel Margaret Mary Wolfendale AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII W3226 AWMM
    • WWII 3226 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 January 1923 Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Te Karaka AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr and Mrs Hiki Tuapawa, Te Karaka AWMM
  • Relationship status
    16 September 2020 AWMM Married/Post WWII AWMM
    Kenneth Vivian Gerrard Wolfendale AWMM


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
    WW2 12 May 1942 WAAF List LevinManawatu-Wanganui WAAF List
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    20 August 2000 Births, Deaths and Marriages
    Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery Glen Eden Auckland New Zealand AWMM Roman Catholic Lawn C, Row 3, Plot 96 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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