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Hirone Te Mokai Wikiriwhi

Image of gravestone at Rotorua Cemetery provided by Sarndra Lees, January 2013 - This image may be subject to copyright

Image of gravestone at Rotorua Cemetery provided by Sarndra Lees, January 2013 - This image may be s …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hirone Te Mokai AWMM
  • Surname
    Wikiriwhi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Ceylon Hirone Wickliffe AWMM
    • Ceylon AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 6086 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Te Arawa AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 May 1911 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Box 300, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr M. Wickliffe (brother), Wharepaina, Waiotapu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 6086 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    8 October 1984 AWMM
    Age 73 AWMM
    RotoruaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rotorua Cemetery and Crematorium, 160 Sala Street, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM Block 6 Section RSA Plot 338A AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • You are always remembered and in our hearts. Such a privilege to have you growing up and i know the legacy of your spirit lives on through those of us influenced by your beautiful nature. We love you Poppy...always...till we meet again xox
    Public - Alysha (Aroha) - Other relative - 1 February 2017
  • R.I.P koro I have vague memories of you that are good.
    Public - Greg - Direct descendant - 25 October 2015



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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 199 AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
01 February 2017Alysha (Aroha)WellingtonOther relative
25 October 2015GregMelbourne AustraliaDirect descendant
21 May 2015AlvinaChristchurchOther Relative

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