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Pineamine Taiapa

Second-Lieutenant P. Taiapa, of Tikitiki, Gisborne, wounded

Second-Lieutenant P. Taiapa, of Tikitiki

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Pineamine AWMM
  • Surname
    Taiapa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Pine AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 26037 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 June 1901 AWMM TikitikiWaiapu River AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Tamati Taiapa and Maraea Iritawa Taiapa Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 11 August 2023 -
  • Address before enlistment
    Tikitiki, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Taiapa (mother), Kennedy's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Married/WWII AWMM
    • Husband of Mereaira Te Ruawai Taiapa (nee' Grace) Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 11 August 2023 -


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 26037 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 Unknown AWMM Carver/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details
    • WW2 Lieutenant/Military AWMM 28 (Maori) Battalion, C Company AWMM Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • H.M Transport No 25, I have an original copy of the ships magazine on which Lt P. Taiapa designed the front cover and wrote the significance of the design inside the magazine. If you would like a copy of the front cover, feel free to call/email me. Regards Rex 027 293 2768 Public - Rex - 2 March 2021 - Original copy of the ships magazine sent back to my Grandmother by my Uncle Arthur, who was killed in action.
    • Rex 027 293 2768 Public - Rex - 2 March 2021 - Original copy of the ships magazine

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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Master carver.

    Cover design 'Ake Ake Kia Kaha' Magazine of H.M. Transport no. 25 by Lt. P. Taiapa. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    9 February 1972 AWMM
    TikitikiWaiapu River AWMM
  • 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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  • 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 343 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army. New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd. Reinforcements, 5th. (1941). Magazine of H.M. Transport no. 25. Colombo : Printed by the Times of Ceylon Co. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 August 2023Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
02 March 2021RexHelensville NZOther
16 January 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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