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William Te Pania Nathan



  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Te Pania AWMM
  • Surname
    Nathan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Waka AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 327828 AWMM
    • Korea 327828 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 September 1932 Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Korea 43 Nielson St, Te Papapa AWMM
    • Korea 504 Victoria St, Rotorua AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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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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Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • William Nathan was discharged from Kayforce in August 1955, and then posted to Territorial Force Unit, he was a Post and Telegraph employee before joining the Regular Force in July 1957. Served in Malaya from November 1957 to December 1959, Signals Platoon, Headquarters Company, Radio Operator, attached to 12 Platoon, D Company, 1 NZ Regiment. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    15 August 2016 AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Obituary
    Obituary the New Zealand Herald on Aug. 17, 2016
    "NATHAN, William Te Pania (Billy) (WT) Q.S.M 327828 Bombardier Korea, Malaya. Passed away at home surrounded by family on 15 August 2016 aged 83 years. Loved husband of the late Maisie, loved father of his children and moko's. Dad will be at Roma Marae. Funeral will be Thursday 18 August 2016 at 1.00pm followed by interment at 2.00pm Pukemiro Urupa." AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • 1st Battalion - New Zealand Regiment - Historical Records - General, July 1957-1959, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ADRC 17588 2/1/1 (R17928162). AWMM
    • Nominal Roll 2NZ Regiment 1959-1961. Kindly provided by Alan (Archie) Dawson February 2021. AWMM
    • Clamp, B., Clamp, D., & 1st Battalion the New Zealand Regiment (1957-59) Association. (2007). 1st battalion the New Zealand regiment (1957-59) association 50th anniversary: the first of the first. B. Clamp. AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Nominal rolls embarkation K-force [Korea Nominal Roll], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1433 (R22440250) AWMM

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