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Wiremu Hoko

  • Service number
    39066 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Wiremu Wiriwiri Te Hokowhitu AWMM
    • William AWMM
    • Bill Hoko AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Also known as William/Bill Hoko, for short.  

Son of Matiu Te Hokowhitu-a-Tu I & Hohi Pirika Te Raihe.
Baby brother of my great grandmother, Rangipikitia Hokowhitu and like his older brother, Moananui Hokowhitu (Moa Hoko for short) served in the World War.  Moa WW1 & Wiremu WW2.

Wiremu Wiriwiri (Te) Hokowhitu

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wiremu AWMM
  • Surname
    Hoko AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Wiremu Wiriwiri Te Hokowhitu AWMM
    • William AWMM
    • Bill Hoko AWMM
  • Service number
    39066 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Te Arawa AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Maketu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H.M. Hoko (wife), care of Post-office, Te Puke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


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  • Cemetery name
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  • ANZAC Day 2020 In memory of my great uncle Wiriwiri Hoko - brother to my koro Tom Ereatara Hoko. Kei wareware tātou
    Public - Whakarongotai - Other relative - 25 April 2020



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 89 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2020WhakarongotaiRotoruaOther relative
26 April 2018RWhangarei, New ZealandOther relative
02 November 2015RangimarieNew ZealandOther relative

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