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Manuera Atama

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Manuera AWMM
  • Surname
    Atama AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    25809 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 Pawarenga, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs P. Atama (mother), Pawarenga, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    KaitaiaNorthland AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 Escaped or evaded capture. Date Interrogated: 29.5.1945. W O Forms completed. AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 4660 AWMM

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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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  • Uncle Manuera was from a family of 6 boys and 2 girls.
    Came from a small settlement south west of Kaitaia in Northland, Pawarenga

    Te Aupouri te iwi
    Te Uri O Tai te Hapu
    Morehu te Marae
    Kurahaupo te Waka
    Oranga te Maunga
    Rotokakahi te Awa
    Te Okena te Matua Tupuna
    Ko Puti tona Kuia.

    HIs first language was Maori.
    He came home with some war scars, but body all intact.
    He never missed Anzac Day celebrations. Was up at dawn and kept
    warm by his little flask of whiskey along with other buddies sitting
    in the back rows at the Auckland Museum.
    He didn't talk much about the war, only about the places and the people
    he met and loved.
    Moe mai e te Matua, moe mai i roto i te Rangimarie, nau hoki
    te kororia, nau hoki te tumanako i enei raa o muri nei.
    "I te hekenga O te raa, e kore koutou e warewaretia."
    Public - Tuiha - Other relative - 25 April 2022
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 20 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
    • Nominal Roll of NZ Escapees and Evaders - 1 New Zealand Interrogation Section Book 1, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 (R25405144) AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2022TuihaNorthland, New ZealandOther relative

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