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Wi King Rota


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wi King AWMM
  • Surname
    Rota AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Viking AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 62557 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 57 Abel Smith Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr P. Rota (father), Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 62557 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Labourer/Civilian 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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  • Batman of Lt. Colonel Tiwi Love MiD. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
  • 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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  • I found this small snippet when I googled his name. Tiwi had a batman who had an unusual name, Viking [or Wi King] Rota. He was a Rarotongan in his middle thirties I would think. On his face was a look of resignation, of perpetual long-suffering. That, no doubt, was because the Bull kept him on the move from early morning to late at night. From Reveille on, it was Rota-a-a this and Rota-a-a that. It eventually came to a head during the evening meal one day. Our Company Headquarters was in a huge cave under the Baggush escarpment, and the Bull was harassing Rota as usual. He wanted the salt, he wanted his tea, the sugar etc. etc. He wasn't pushing Rota or being difficult; but he did keep him on the move. In the end, Rota stopped in his tracks, and in a very pained voice said, "Sir, I resign." "Resign what?" asked the Bull. "Resign as your batman, Sir," was Rota's reply. "Nonsense! You do
    Public - Louise - Other Relative - 5 May 2015
  • I wish I had the privilege of listening to your war stories grand dad. Listening to dad tell your stories makes me so proud of you. Miss you.
    Public - Elmay Rangiuru - Other Relative - 14 March 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • 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 307 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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05 May 2015LouiseTokoroaOther Relative
14 March 2015Elmay RangiuruAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative

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