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Eric Akakoa Waenuirangi Henry



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Akakoa Waenuirangi AWMM
  • Surname
    Henry AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Koro Eric AWMM
  • Service number
    67417 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 December 1918 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Putorino, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Henry (mother), Pukapuka, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    67417 AWMM
  • Military service
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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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Came to New Zealand in 1935 with his younger brother to attend Te Aute College 1936-1939. Enlisted in Napier. (Kokiri Patae, 2006).

    In 2001 he was awarded the 3LFG Commander's Commendation from Colonel Martin Dransfield for his efforts and involvement with Burnham Camp.

    Tangi held at Motuti Marae and he is buried next to his wife on the Hokianga Harbour. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 April 2009 AWMM
    Age 90 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    In memorium notice: Weekend Herald, 24 April 2010 p. C31

    Obituary: NZArmy News, 19 May 2009, p. 2 includes portrait AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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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 95 AWMM
    • Kokiri paetae : a celebration of Maori achievement. (1996-2006). Wellington, N.Z.: Ministry of Maori Development. AWMM
      The year of the veteran: 28 Maori Battalion reunions. (2006). 72, p. 3 AWMM
    • Weekend Herald AWMM
      In memorium notice: 24 April 2010 p. C31 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army. (1990-2008). Wellington, N.Z.: Army General Staff. AWMM
      Obituary: NZArmy News, 19 May 2009, p. 2 includes portrait AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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