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Duke Akuhata Pewhairangi

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Duke Pewhairangi

Duke Pewahirangi

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Duke Akuhata AWMM
  • Surname
    Pewhairangi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • D. A. Pewhairangi AWMM
    • Duke August AWMM
    • "Duke" Public - Aunty Huia - Comrade - 17 August 2018 - Family
  • Service number
    Vietnam 554298 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 December 1940 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
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Service

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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
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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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Wounded in action, 15 October 1969 – fall from extraction rope after helicopter crashed due to engine failure. Source: Memories of New Zealand and the Vietnam War, Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    19 December 2014 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Age 73 AWMM
    QueenslandAustralia Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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Memorial

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  • #554298 Duke Akuhata PEWHAIRANGI NZSAS RNZASC [BV?][VV] (Tpt Platoon ?80/82?) 9 December 2015 aged 74. Buried at Te Whaanga Urupa, Hikuwai Station, State Highway 35, Tokomaru Bay, East Coast 4079. [loc of urupa to be found] (Waiparapara Marae, 15 Pewhairangi Street, Tokomaru Bay) LEST WE FORGET another great legend ONWARD
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 17 August 2018
    Report 
  • #554298 Duke Akuhata PEWHAIRANGI NZSAS RNZASC [BV?][VV] (Tpt Platoon ?80/82?) 9 December 2015 aged 74. Buried at Te Whaanga Urupa, Hikuwai Station, State Highway 35, Tokomaru Bay, East Coast 4079. [loc of urupa to be found] (Waiparapara Marae, 15 Pewhairangi Street, Tokomaru Bay) LEST WE FORGET another great unit legend ONWARD
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 17 August 2018
    Report 

Sources

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

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 March 2021RoscoeNZResearcher
26 August 2020Auntie HuiaNZOther
17 August 2018Aunty HuiaNew ZealandComrade

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