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Charles Raharaha

  • Service number
    39434 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Charlie or Hare Public - Kamera - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Whanau korero, his siblings always called him Charlie and we always refer to him as uncle Charlie.
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Raharaha AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Charlie or Hare Public - Kamera - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Whanau korero, his siblings always called him Charlie and we always refer to him as uncle Charlie.
  • Service number
    39434 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
    Tai Tokerau Public - Kamera - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Whanau korero
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    14/10/1919 Public - Kamera - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Whanau Records
  • Place of birth
    Te Raina Public - Kamera - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Whanau Records
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Houhora, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Raharaha (mother), Houhora, 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
    39434 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1939-45 Star
    Africa Star
    8th Army Clasp
    Defence Medal
    War Medal 1939-45
    NZ War Service Medal

    He was also eligible to receive the Memorial Cross, but I am not sure if his mum filled out the form to get it. Public - Kamera - Other relative - 7 April 2019 - Military personal file

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
      KaitaiaNorthland AWMM
    • Attested 16/1/1940, entered Palmerston North camp 26/1/1940 Public - Kamera - Other relative - 7 April 2019 - Military personal records
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Gimdigger, labourer Public - Kamera - Other relative - 7 April 2019 - Whanau oral history, military personal records
  • Age on enlistment
    Officially 21, but really 20 Public - Kamera - Other relative - 7 April 2019 - Military personal records, whanau birth records

Embarkations

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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
    3/12/1945 Public - Kamera - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - MLCM N76/288
  • Age at death
    26 Public - Kamera - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Whanau korero
  • Place of death
    Evelyn Firth Home, Parnell, home for disabled servicemen. Public - Kamera - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - MLCM N76/288
  • Cause of death
    Attributed to war injuries Public - Kamera - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Whanau records
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Houhora Public Cemetery,
    Cemetery Road,
    Houhora Public - Kamera - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Whanau korero
  • Grave reference
    Sec. I, Gr# 16 Public - Kamera - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Whanau Records, urupa records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    • 28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945
      http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/
      Further Reference
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.
      http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htm
      Further Reference
    • A tribute from the brother of Charles Raharaha in the Raharaha Nehemia whanau reunion book 2008/2009 Public - Maryann - Direct descendant - 28 March 2019 - Raharaha - Nehemia Reunion Book 2008/2009
  • 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 153 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
07 April 2019KameraAotearoaOther relative
28 March 2019MaryannAhipara, New ZealandDirect descendant
25 April 2015KameraHouhora, New ZealandOther Relative
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