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Taone Tom Nathan

Detail, Roll of Honour, Matihetihe School War Memorial, Matihetihe, Mitimiti, Hokianga (photo J. Halpin November 2011) - This image may be subject to copyright

Detail, Roll of Honour, Matihetihe School War Memorial, Matihetihe, Mitimiti, Hokianga (photo J. Hal …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Taone Tom AWMM
  • Surname
    Nathan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Taoni AWMM
  • Service number
    64296 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 June 1915 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Helensville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Nathan (mother), Mitimiti, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 September 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    64296 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      6 April 1944 AWMM
      "During the attack on Fonte Grande on 24 December 1943, Pte. Nathan was working as a stretcher-bearer, in which capacity he showed outstanding courage and coolness under continual during the whole day. From first light until dusk he led different parties forward to the forward defended localities, and under intense mortar and machine-gun fire personally assisted in the evacuation of all wounded from one company area. On one occasion, when enemy fire was particularly intense, Pte Nathan went forward twice alone and brought back two wounded men to a position undercover. Pte. Nathan, due to his courage and gallantry under fire, was undoubtedly instrumental in saving several lives. (L.G. 6/4/1944) The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Nathan, Taone Tom. (Ref. WO 373/5/468). Military Medal. 06 Apr 1944" AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Seaman AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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  • Name listed as Taoni on the Nominal Roll. Named Taone on home memorial AWMM


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



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  • Memorial name
    Matihetihe School War Memorial 1939-45, Matihetihe, Mitimiti, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Very proud of my father
    Public - Joe horea - Child - 24 September 2016



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24 September 2016Joe horeaNapier newzealandChild

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