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Waki Lewis

Photograph of Second Lieutenant Waki Hingawaka Lewis. Image kindly provided by Sharon Eyres (April 2019). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Second Lieutenant Waki Hingawaka Lewis. Image kindly provided by Sharon Eyres (April 2 …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Waki AWMM
    • Waki Hingawaka Public - Sharon - Direct descendant - 19 April 2016 - He is my Koro
  • Surname
    • Lewis AWMM
    • Ruihi-Lewis Public - Sharon - Direct descendant - 19 April 2016 - He is my Koro
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 1934 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
    • WW2 Kauwhata, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
    • Kauwhata Marae, Milson Line Public - Sharon - Direct descendant - 19 April 2016 - I am his Moko, it is where we have all been and lived at some stage of our lives, especially when he was there.
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Hikinga Riki Lewis (mother), Kauwhata, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 September 1986 AWMM
    Age 76 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    RSA Section, Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • Koro Waki , I remember the stories you would tell me as a child, dressed in full uniform wearing your medals with pride, sitting outside under the walnut tree. How we would laugh till it hurt, when you told us of stories, when you learnt to ride a motorcycle, by tying it to the walnut tree because it would run away on you. The stories you told me of when you joined the Army, the pride would beam through your eyes as you reminisced, how you told fibs about your age to get into the Army, how you thought it was awesome they were going to give you a rifle, take you around the world. You always wore your uniform with so much pride my Koro. I pray we have done you proud as we approach ANZAC 2016, we will never forget. Your Great Moko, Jahdae Waki hingawaka Eyres-Murphy Parades with pride every year as a NZ Cadet Corp, RIP my Koro xxxx your Mokopuna
    Public - Sharon - Direct descendant - 19 April 2016
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  • I was bought up by Koro Waki and was even given his name at birth i am privaliged to have known such a amazing man and also to carry his name in honour...we will always remember him and what he did for our country and our iwi and hapu and whanau...least we forget...
    Public - waki te hingawaka shane - Relative - 3 October 2015
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Sources

Sources

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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 109 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Ko te Reo Huringa Tau o te Ope Maori Tuarua, i noho ki Remuera, Ohaeawai, 1942-43: The Anniversary Magazine of the Second Maori Battalion, Remuera, Ohaeawai 1942-1943. Patrick Smyth Papers, MS-2002-147, Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll of Members of the 2nd Maori Battalion, 26th January 1943. Part of the 2nd Maori Battalion Anniversary Magazine. (MS-2002-147). Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM
    • Iwi, Hapū, Rohe and additional whakapapa information kindly provided from “Ngāti Raukawa and 20th century wars. Ngā Pakanga o Te Ao. Participation, Price, and Post-War Experience.” Research conducted by Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins (2022). Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington (Wai 2200 Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry). AWMM
    • Ngāti Raukawa in World War 2 - 1939-1945 & further (credit to Reuben Waaka, Diane Taylor, Te Kenehi Teira). Part of “Ngāti Raukawa and 20th century wars. Ngā Pakanga o Te Ao. Participation, Price, and Post-War Experience.” Research conducted by Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins (2022). Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington (Wai 2200 Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry). AWMM

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16 April 2019sharonPapamoaDirect descendant
03 April 2019Eyres-MurphyPapamoaDirect descendant
27 September 2016waki te hingawaka shane524 awahurifeilding road rd9 palmerston northRelative

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