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Wharau Tipuna Houkamau


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wharau Tipuna AWMM
  • Surname
    Houkamau AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Flo AWMM
  • Service number
    39797 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
    Unknown AWMM Box 15, Porangahau, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Ada Miania (sister), Post-office, Takapau, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39797 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Aka Flo as recorded in Soutar (2008). 28 (Maori) Battalion, Main Body AWMM
    • Marriage To TUTAKI Morehu Te Amaru (8 Nov 1923 - 28 Oct 1992)
      m. 23 Mar 1944 Porangahau Public - Christopher - Other Relative - 18 April 2015 -
      sciascia family records


About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • You are never forgotten, nor your service to your country and us, your uri, who live in the free world because of your aroha. He kokonga whare e kitea, he kokonga ngākau tē kitea. MANA TŪ, MANA TOA, MANA ĀKEAKE
    Public - Yolande - Other relative - 30 April 2017
  • Kia ora my name is Robert Houkamau , my fathers name is Ahuriri Houkamau youngest son of Te Wharau Tipuna Houkamau and Morehu Te Amaru Tutaki . Very cool to see this stuff about my koro never had the opportunity to meet him so to see stuff about him is always cool thank you for whoever shared this .
    Public - Robert Laurence - Direct descendant - 7 August 2016



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • 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 91 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


Command item
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
30 April 2017YolandeTauranga MoanaOther relative
07 August 2016Robert Laurence AucklandDirect descendant
18 April 2015Christopherwellington, New ZealandOther Relative

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