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Tokorua Kirkwood

  • Service number
    67392 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Buna Public - Stoney - Researcher - 6 June 2021 - Family reference
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    10 October 1914 Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 March 2023 - Family interview
  • Place of birth
    Te Kohanga, Waikato Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 March 2023 - Family interview
  • Birth notes
    His mother, Ririana Pomare-Taylor died during childbirth Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 March 2023 - Family interview
  • Address before enlistment
    41 Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer, Te Kohanga Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 March 2023 - Family interview
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss J. Kirkwood (sister), 41 Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 March 2023 - Family interview
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    67392 AWMM
  • Military service
    Wounded by bullets to abdomen during Battle of Alamein Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 March 2023 - Family interview
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Rifleman Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 March 2023 - Family interview
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Glassworks, Penrose Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 March 2023 - Family interview
  • Age on enlistment
    26 Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 March 2023 - Family interview

Embarkations

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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
    Due to wounds inflicted at Alamein, was medically discharged from service in February 1944 Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 March 2023 - Family interview

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 March 2023 - Family interview

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • After the war, he owned and ran a dairy farm at Te Kohanga with his wife, Ngamiri Whero, daughter Alamein and whangai son Ehipa [Maori for Egypt]. Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 March 2023 - Family interview

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    20 October 1965 Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 March 2023 - Family interview
  • Age at death
    71 Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 March 2023 - Family interview
  • Place of death
    Te Kohanga Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 March 2023 - Family interview
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Rangi Kariri Urupa, Te Kohanga Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 March 2023 - Family interview
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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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 118 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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