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James Gerard Pera Aperahama


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Gerard Pera AWMM
  • Surname
    Aperahama AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    35671 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 78 Ghuznee Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.O. Aperahama (wife), 29 George Street, Mt Albert, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    35671 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
    16 July 1942 AWMM
  • 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

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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • In loving memory of my Uncle Bill. The only other writer I know in the family.
    Public - Linda - Other relative - 15 January 2019
  • Growing up I stayed many times with Uncle Jim and Aunty Jean and I remember my uncle as a loving, fun, caring man. But I always wondered why my Uncle seemed to have mood swings. It wasn't until after he had passed away that I realized the war had left an indelible mark on him which made his achievements after the war all the more remarkable considering the memories he was carrying. I love the record of his leadership in the history of the NZ Expeditionary force which records him starting a skirmish in Italy that the NZ forces eventually won even though Uncle Jim started the skirmish without realizing where the enemy was or the size of their contingent. Kia kaha, uncle Jim!
    Public - Mal - Other relative - 21 September 2015
  • In memory of my Great Uncle Jim, I always remember the photos of you and other soldiers in Egypt. Glad you made it home safely. xxx
    Public - Bernadette - Other Relative - 24 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 10 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
15 January 2019LindaAuckland NZOther relative
21 September 2015MalAuckland, New ZealandOther relative
24 April 2015BernadetteNew ZealandOther Relative

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