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James Ratema

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Members of the Maori Battalion at the New Zealand Division swimming championships in Maadi, Egypt, during World War 2. J Ratema is 3rd from left. D Aratema is 4th from left. Others unidentified. Photograph taken by George Robert Bull on 5 September 1943. Image kindly provided by Alexander Turnbull Library Ref: DA-08631-F

Members of the Maori Battalion at the New Zealand Division swimming championships in Maadi, Egypt, d …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James AWMM
  • Surname
    Ratema AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Jimmy AWMM
    • James Timi Ratema AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 65198 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
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Civilian life

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  • Birth
    12 May 1919 AWMM
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    WW2 Unknown AWMM Whakarewarewa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs K. Ratema (mother), Whakarewarewa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 65198 AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    25 March 1983 AWMM
    Age 60 AWMM
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    Rotorua Cemetery and Crematorium, 160 Sala Street, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
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Sources

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    • 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 292 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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