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William Ratahi Pitman

Identity

  • Title
    Mr Public - Rodney Te Ngaru - Direct descendant - 23 February 2020 - Family history
  • Forenames
    William Ratahi AWMM
  • Surname
    Pitman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    28982 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
    Patuharakeke Public - Rodney Te Ngaru - Direct descendant - 23 February 2020 - Family history
  • Waka
  • Rohe
    Ngunguru, Takahiwai Public - Rodney Te Ngaru - Direct descendant - 23 February 2020 - Family history
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Rural Delivery, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer Public - Rodney Te Ngaru - Direct descendant - 23 February 2020 - Family history (Grandson)
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs T. Pitman (mother), Tamaterau, Rural Delivery, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM
    • Married- Te Rapu Tui Pitman (Nee Wellington) Public - Rodney Te Ngaru - Direct descendant - 23 February 2020 - Family history (Grandson)

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    28982 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 16 AWMM
    Linesman/Civilian AWMM
    WhangareiNorthland 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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    • Son of Tame and Matiria (Matilda) Pitman of Tamaterau.

      Husband of Sissy

      Brothers: John Pitman (62766); Reweti (Dave) Pitman (39404); William Ratahi Pitman (28982) and Edward Pitman (29925) served with the 28 Maori Battalion and Max Pitman who served with the Royal New Zealand Navy.

      President of the Battalion Association

      "He was the last surviving A Company man from the ferocious attack on the Cassino Railway Station, Italy 1944" (Death notice, NZ Herald 23 June 2012)

      Tangi at the Paratene Te Manu Marae in Ngunguru.

      5th Reinforcements AWMM
    • Husband of Te Rapu Tui Pitman (Nee Wellington)

      President of the Maori Battalion Association. Public - Rodney Te Ngaru - Direct descendant - 23 February 2020 - Family History
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 June 2012 AWMM
    WhangareiNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 23 June 2012

    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 25 June 2012 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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23 February 2020Rodney Te NgaruWhangarei, New ZealandDirect descendant
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