Also known as
- Padre AWMM
- John AWMM
- T. Tairea AWMM
- Vietnam 42420 AWMM
- Vietnam 731184 AWMM
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26 July 2019 AWMM
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It is with great sadness that we the Tairea family announce the passing of the late
Sgt. T. Tairea (PADRE) WO2
1 RNZIR, 40420, Victor 4 Company
4th Dan International Tae Kwon Do Instructor
Who went to be with The Lord at 1320 hours on the 26th July 2019, Wellington Hospital, New Zealand.
The beloved son of the late
Auru-Enua-o-Avaiki Tairea and Nioputa Metuangaro Tairea
Loved husband of Teremoana Tairea
Cherished brother of (d) Vaine (Big Man), Makatea (Maka),Tinokura (Ti), (d) John, Rourukeu (Vouvou), Rev. Maara, Tangatakerekere (Blackie), Metuavaine (Tua), Vaipunu (Wai), Ngatungane (Nane), Ngatokoa (Tokoa), Teuratemearii (Ben) and Ngatuaine.
Adored father of Schofield (William), James and Lenior. Feeding father to Apiianga (Nane), Melissa and Cathy.
Adored grandfather, great grandfather, papa, brother in-law, cousin, uncle, service man, teacher and friend. AWMM
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- 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
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