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Macnickolson O'Shay



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Macnickolson AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Shay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Te Oru Mac AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 62808 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Tainui AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 April 1921 New Zealand Death Certificate ManaiaManaia New Zealand Death Certificate
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Morgantown, Te Aroha, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr W. O'Shay (cousin), Leamington, Cambridge, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 62808 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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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  • His date of birth is incorrectly states as the 12 May 1921 on his birth certificate.

    His mother was named Nataria Hewa-Ngarunui (nee). AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    3 October 1984 New Zealand Death Certificate
    Age 63 AWMM
    New Zealand Death Certificate
  • 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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  • So many strong, serious and funny moments with you pop...would love to have had a grown up conversation with you, so many questions i would ask :)
    Public - jakeman eden tawera - Other Relative - 14 May 2015
  • Granpop,There's not a day when I don't wish I could come home on the bus to find you and Nan at home waiting for another batch of rock cakes. Love and miss you always Ri
    Public - Riana Maree - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
  • Kia Ora Grandpop, I never did find that Minty Tree...arohanui Jocexx
    Public - Jocelyn Anne - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
  • Love and miss you Dad, Mariana.
    Public - Mariana Edith - Child - 4 March 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 270 AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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14 May 2015jakeman eden tawera hastings, nzOther Relative
20 April 2015Riana MareeManaiaOther Relative
20 April 2015Jocelyn AnneNew ZealandOther Relative
04 March 2015Mariana EdithManaia, Coromandel, New ZealandChild
04 March 2015MarianaManaia, Coromandel, New ZealandChild
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