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Hirini Parata

Hirini Wi Parata, Loving Father and Husband

Hirni Wi Parata

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hirini AWMM
  • Surname
    Parata AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39425 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 Whangae, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W. Parata (father), Kawakawa, Otao, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Widowed AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    KaikoheNorthland AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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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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  • Think of you often my dad. A hardworking man good mate to all. A father who was strict and who planted values and beliefs while growing up we grew up ok dad with your ways and values which taught us right from wrong with good work habits and ethics which I grew up with is where I am today because of you. I've put a poppy out the front of the old homestead for you and said my prayers. Forever our father.
    Public - Ihapera - Child - 25 April 2021
  • I talk about you often to anyone who will listen .I talk about the highs and lows of growing up in your care the memories i have of you still fresh in my mind.I remember the hard working provider the economical spender the glorious gardener the socialiser, the loving reserved dad.The hard times you lived through to give me a life thank you so much. Your youngest daughter Nancy
    Public - Nancy - Child - 24 April 2017



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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 144 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2021IhaperaNew zealand northlandChild
24 April 2017KeriMangereDirect descendant
24 April 2017NancyMangere, Auckland, New ZealandChild

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