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Joseph Matthew

  • Service number
    62756 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Hohepa Wirimu Matthews AWMM
    • Nanny Sonny Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Family papers
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Military PF.
  • Last rank
  • War
Gravestone at Papatoetoe Cemetrey provided by Sarndra Lees May 2013 - This image may be subject to copyright

Gravestone at Papatoetoe Cemetrey provided by Sarndra Lees May 2013 - This image may be subject to c …

Identity

  • Title
    Mister Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Family papers
  • Forenames
    Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    • Matthew AWMM
    • Matthews Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Family papers
  • Ingoa
    Hohepa Wiremu Matiu Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Family papers
  • Also known as
    • Hohepa Wirimu Matthews AWMM
    • Nanny Sonny Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Family papers
  • Service number
    62756 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
    Te Waiariki Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Family papers
  • Waka
    Ngatokimatawhaorua Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Family papers
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Roman Catholic Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Family papers

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Panguru P.O., New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Worked at Auckland Meatworks in Penrose, Great South Road for a number of years after the war. Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - As told by his daughter (my grandmother).
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs S. Matthew (mother), Panguru, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs. Cecilia Matthews (Hihiria Matiu) Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Family papers
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM
    • Married Miriama Rini on 3 May 1945 at St. Peter's Church, Waihou. Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Family papers

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North African Campaign Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Military PF.
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Military PF.
  • Service number
    62756 AWMM
  • Military service
    • A Company, 28th (Maori) Battalion Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Military PF.
    • New Zealand Military Forces (NZ Army) Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Military PF.
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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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Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 January 1983 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Papatoetoe Cemetery, 357 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM RETUR-B-938 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Joseph Matthew by laying a poppy.

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  • Mai rānō au e mōhio ana ehara kē a Koro Sonny i te matua tūturu o tōku matua. Ēngari he koroua tonu ki a au nei.
    Public - Christopher Anaru - Other relative - 15 February 2021
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  • He was my grandfather
    Public - Eric - 25 April 2020
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  • Lest we forget. Always remembered but never forgotten.
    Public - Mary Basil - Direct descendant - 24 April 2019
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Sources

Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
15 February 2021Christopher AnaruOtautahi Te WaipounamuOther relative
25 April 2020EricAuckland Other
24 April 2019Mary BasilHuntly NZDirect descendant
14 May 2015ThomasAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative

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