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Waimanuka Merriman

With his nieces at a family function in the late 1950's

Waimanuka aka Boysie Merriman

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Waimanuka AWMM
  • Surname
    Merriman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39103 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Tainui AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Ohinemutu, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W. Merriman (father), Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39103 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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Death

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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • Boysie was the son of Waimanuka aka Te Nuku Merriman a WW1 veteran. Two other brothers Leroy Merriman & Albert Pearson served with him in the 28th Maori Battalion. He saw action in Greece, Crete and Western Desert before returning to NZ with one of the furlough drafts. After his military service he retrained (Rehab) as a carpenter. He married but had no children and is buried with his whanau in the family urupa at Thames
    Public - Andrew Marutuehu - Other Relative - 20 June 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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 129 AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 June 2015Andrew MarutuehuRotorua New ZealandOther Relative

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