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Waata Tuati Hipango

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Waata Tuati AWMM
  • Surname
    Hipango AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • R49833 AWMM
    • 49833 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    NZ Force - South East Asia Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 21 May 2017 - Dieppe Barracks history
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • R49833 AWMM
    • 49833 AWMM
  • Military service
    1 Platoon (Commander), Alpha Company, 1 Bn RNZIR, 1982-1984. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 21 May 2017 - Dieppe Barracks hostory
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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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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  • Served in Sinagpore from 9 May 1982 - May 1984 (as a Platoon Commander of 1 Platoon). Died on service overseas 7 February 1999.

    Served in Sinai with the United Nations. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 February 1999 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Putiki Marae AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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  • NOTE; the name on Waata's marrage photo, "Harete Hipango" is wrong, Harete is Waata's sister. Waata's wife's name is Deborah, My humble apologies. I hope AWMM will amend it some day.
    Public - Roscoe - Friend - 7 May 2020
  • For 20 years now you’re still in our thoughts and hearts. Love you Waata, I’ll see you when I get there!
    Public - Deborah - Wife - 7 February 2019
  • R49833 Waata Tuati HIPANGO (1 Platoon Commander 82/84) 7 Febuary 1999 (mva Singapore). Putiki Marae Urupa, Anaua Street, Whanganui. [-39.946284, 175.049959] LEST WE FORGET (all information supplied to AWMM by seava.co.nz)
  • Waata is buried at Putiki Marae Urupa, Anaua Street, Whanganui.
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 21 June 2017
  • Waata was an awesome leader who was/is well respected by many a soldier. An officer, but not quite a gentleman, lol. Waata was always the joker and liked the mantle "work hard play hard - go hard or go home". The Platoon Commander of One Platoon, 1st Battalion RNZIR (based in Singapore/Malaysia) from May 1982 - May 1984 (1 Plt, A Coy, 1 Bn RNZIR). Waata lead by example and from the front, whether it be training for operations in the deep jungles of Malaysia or at the battles of Bugis Street, Waata could be counted on to have your back. RIP brother. Onward.
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 17 February 2017

Sources

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
27 February 2019Aunty HuiaAotearoaOther
07 February 2019DeborahWanganui Wife
17 February 2017RoscoeAucklandComrade
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