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Robert Te Rangiutu Hapuku

'Op Pinaroo"

1st Tour

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Te Rangiutu AWMM
  • Surname
    Hapuku AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • R. Te. R. Hapuku AWMM
    • Fish AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 42172 AWMM
    • Vietnam P42172 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 June 1944 AWMM HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
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  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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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
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    5 December 2007 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Age 63 AWMM
    SydneyNew South Wales AWMM
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  • Cause of death
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  • Obituary
    P42172 Cpl Robert Te Rangiuta Hapuku -"FISH"
    ROBERT, known to all as Fish,passed away peacefully on Wednesday 5th December 2007 at the age of 63 years. He was late of Cabramatta formerly of New Zealand.

    ROBERT was born on the 14 June 1944 in Hastings NZ to Ekengarangi and Ivy Hapuku.

    A beloved father of David (deceased), Aaron, Daniel and Jade, ROBERT will be very sadly missed by all his family and friends here in Australia and New Zealand. AWMM
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Roll of Honour

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  • Was almost three when you passed, leave this poppy in rememberance of what little memories I have of you
    Public - Jade - Child - 20 April 2022



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  • External links
  • References
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • Hall, C. (2014). No front line : inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books. AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM
    • Malayan Veterans Assn. (2004-). Selamat : Newsletter of the Malayan Veterans' Association Inc. AWMM


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20 April 2022JadeCabramatta NSW AustraliaChild
24 April 2020Daniel RobertChristchurchChild

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