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Marino Te Hei


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Marino AWMM
  • Surname
    Te Hei AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Pipi Tehei AWMM
    • Piipii Public - Pania - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - he is my grandfather, was not referred to as Pipi (which is a shellfish) but Piipii
  • Service number
    26050 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 Ruatoria, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R. Tehei (aunt), 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
    26050 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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Haki Tangira (802224) who was killed whilst serving with the 28 (Maori) Battalion.

    Listed on the Nominal Roll as Pipi Tehei. Headstone named as M. Te Hei AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    18 November 1984 AWMM
    Age 63 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taruheru Cemetery, Nelson Road, Gisborne District, New Zealand AWMM RSA34: Plot 164 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Marino Te Hei

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  • Love you my namesake and my Papa! Everything I do and will continue to do will be in honour of your life and sacrifice for our people love you mo ake tonu atu X
    Public - Marino - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
  • I love you grandad x
    Public - Moana - Direct descendant - 18 February 2016



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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 467 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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25 April 2020MarinoAuckland Direct descendant
18 February 2016MoanaAucklandDirect descendant
22 April 2015Pania Auckland Other Relative
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