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Matiu Te Auripo Te Hau

Taken January 1940

Matiu te Hau

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Matiu Te Auripo AWMM
  • Surname
    Te Hau AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Uncle Matt AWMM
  • Service number
    62861 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Mataatua AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 July 1912 AWMM OmarumutuBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 144 Gillies Avenue, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs M. Thornton (cousin), Opotiki, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Aroha Te Hau (née Kawe) wife, Sarawia Street, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand. Married 14 December 1939. Public - Te Hinurewa Ngahiwi Tame Kawe - Child - 19 April 2015 - Marriage Certifcate
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    62861 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 School teacher/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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Listed on Nominal Roll as Matiu Tehau AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    9 November 1978 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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  • Memorial name

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  • Always in my heart, the memories and support. Enjoyed the jokes. Think of you often
    Public - Guy - Other relative - 19 April 2016



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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 346 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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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 April 2020Te Hinurewa Ngahiw Tame KaweWhangareiChild
19 April 2016GuyAucklandOther relative
19 April 2015Te Hinurewa Ngahiwi Tame KaweAucklandChild

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