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Epineha Ratapu

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Portrait of Epineha Ratapu, 67451 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Esther Bunning 1225-2846. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of Epineha Ratapu, 67451 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Esther Bunning 1225-2846. CC-BY-NC-N …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Epineha AWMM
  • Surname
    Ratapu AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Epiniha AWMM
    • Pine AWMM
  • Service number
    67451 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 January 1922 AWMM Tokomaru BayGisborne AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • Jayforce Unknown AWMM Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr P. Ratapu (father), Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • Jayforce Mr P. Ratapu (father), Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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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  • Member of the Masterton RSA. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    11 September 2020 AWMM
    Age 98 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    'Massive legacy': Māori Battalion veteran Epineha Ratapu dies aged 98 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 31 October 2022 - refer to: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/425820/massive-legacy-maori-battalion-veteran-epineha-ratapu-dies-aged-98
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • 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 174 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 16: WW2 110 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
31 October 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
07 April 2015Myrtle ElizabethMastertonChild

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