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Penetana Benjamin Morunga

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Gravestone of Warrant Officer Penetana Benjamin (Ben) Morunga, Pyes Pa Cemetery, Tauranga. Image courtesy of Tauranga City Council (2021).

Gravestone of Warrant Officer Penetana Benjamin (Ben) Morunga, Pyes Pa Cemetery, Tauranga. Image cou …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Penetana Benjamin AWMM
  • Surname
    Morunga AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Ben AWMM
    • P. B. Morunga AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 209790 AWMM
    • Vietnam 209790 AWMM
    • H209790 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 September 1942 AWMM
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  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of Tracking team from JWS working with US Army trainees - 17 to 25 April 1967. Died in Tauranga, buried in Pyes Pa Services Cemetery AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    29 January 2006 Death Notice/Cemetery Record
    Age 63 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pyes Pa Cemetery, Tauranga AWMM Plot 167, RSA Row 3, New RSA Block AWMM
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Memorial

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Sources

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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
    • 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
    • Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM
    • DECEASED, 1 NZ Regiment, 1961-63 – Internet resource. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM

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