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Tenga Rangi

  • Service number
    4187 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Matenga Rangi AWMM
    • Matenga Rangitauira AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Maori officers at the German prison camp Oflag VB.  From left, back row: Lieutenants G. Bennett, H. Wiremu, T. Rangi (Rotorua).  Front row: Lieutenants H. Hokianga (Porangahau), W. Herewini (Taranaki), and H.K. Ngata (East Coast).

Maori Prisoners of War

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tenga AWMM
  • Surname
    Rangi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Matenga Rangi AWMM
    • Matenga Rangitauira AWMM
  • Service number
    4187 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Te Arawa 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, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs B. Rangi (wife), Ohinemutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    4187 AWMM
  • Military service
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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
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Greece, Europe List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • 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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  • Listed as Captain on the List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. An item on Lieutenants G. Bennett, Hemi Wiremu, Tenga Rangi, Henry Hokianga, William Heremini and H.K. Ngata appeared in the New Zealand Herald on 8 April 1942 (page 7) including a photograph of the six New Zealanders at the German Prisoner of War Camp Oflag VB.

    Son of Te Matoha Rewita of Ngai Tamahaua, Te Whakatohea and Rangitauira Whenu of Ngati Whakaue, Te Arawa. AWMM

Death

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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • A giant among men. Always in our hearts uncle. Until we meet again...
    Public - Dulcie - Other relative - 8 September 2017
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  • Tenga Rangi is my paternal grandfather. His full and proper name is Matenga Rangitauira. His mother was Te Matoha Rewita of Ngai Tamahaua, Te Whakatohea. His father was Rangitauira Whenu of Ngati Whakaue, Te Arawa. His wife was Pirihita (Billie) Rakau of Ngati Hinekura, Te Arawa.
    Public - Kanapu - Direct descendant - 30 April 2017
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. 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 154 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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08 September 2017DulcieSouthport, QLD, Australia 4215Other relative
30 April 2017KanapuRotoruaDirect descendant
29 April 2017Kanapu KorohinaRotoruaDirect descendant

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