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Himiona Taewa

Photo of Himiona (Jim) Taewa

Himiona (Jim) Te Owai Taewa

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Himiona AWMM
  • Surname
    Taewa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39145 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 Waipiro Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Pirote Taewa (mother), Makarika, Ruatoria, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39145 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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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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  • Himona was my biological father have met him at least a half a dozen times in my life,a gentle man who acknowledged me as being his daughter,there was 2x of us from his first marriage. Then he had his other family whom I acknowledge as my family as well,like their parents they have the same gentleness about them.I am now 69yrs.
    Public - ROBERTA - Child - 10 December 2015
  • Himiona Taewa is my great grandfather, I had never met him, he died before I was born......all I would like to say is he is always in my heart no matter what <3 lest we forget <3 xox
    Public - Paige Pippa - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
28 April 2021Thomas Wellington, New ZealandOther relative
10 December 2015ROBERTARYDEChild
25 April 2015Paige PippaGisborne, New ZealandOther Relative

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