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Tame Tamou


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tame AWMM
  • Surname
    Tamou AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39539 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 June 1918 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Maxwell, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Joe Tamou (brother), Waitotara, 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
    39539 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    17 June 1943 AWMM
    In the attack on the hill feature forward of Point 209 on 26 March 1943, Cpl. Tamou who was in charge of a section, displayed outstanding courage, coolness and leadership. Throughout the advance he directed his men, and his personal example was a great encouragement to them. During the attack on Point 209 itself on 27 March 1943 he was tirelessly aggressive, personally directing the fire of his light machine guns and firing a Spandau himself. During the attack he wounded in the hand but he carried on notwithstanding urging them on by word and deed. His initiative contributed in no small way to the success of the attack which resulted in about two hundred Germans being taken prisoners. His great courage and personal example was a source of inspiration to his men. (L.G. 17/6/1943 (I)) The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Tamou, Tame. (Ref. WO 373/25/218). Military Medal. 17 June 1943 AWMM

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

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