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Tuahae Te Purei

Lance Sergeant Tuahae (Charlie)  Te Purei

Tuahae Te Purei

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tuahae AWMM
  • Surname
    Te Purei AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Charlie AWMM
    • Shang AWMM
  • Service number
    62626 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    11 April 1917 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 April 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Te Araroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss M. Te Purei (sister), Whangara, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    62626 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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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    • Son of Whiti Haami Jones and Polly Te Wharerekou (nee Oakes) from Opotiki

      Other names and biographical information from whanau commenting on 28th Maori Battalion website AWMM
    • Correct biological errors please.
      Father: Mohi Te Purei, from Rangitukia
      Mother: Heni Te Waiehu Te Purei nee Paati Public - Ani - Direct descendant - 18 August 2016 - My mother Matekini Hoana Te Awakehe Leach, was his eldest sister and next of kin noted in your records
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About death

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  • Death
    1979 Public Source
  • Date of death
    1979 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 April 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Age at death
    62yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 April 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Place of death
    NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 April 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • As another ANZAC day draws near, it reminds me that you were much more than I ever could have imagined. Miss you Dad.
    Public - Lynette - Child - 24 April 2015
  • A beautiful loving father with a wonderful sense of humour. Not just remembered today but always. His presence is never far and in those quiet moments one can feel his love.
    Public - Hinetera Anne - Child - 24 April 2015
  • To our Grandfather who we remember fondly, always in our thoughts and hearts
    Public - Pip - Other Relative - 23 April 2015
  • Forever in our thoughts Pop. We love you. Renee, Santos, Dante, Cana, Mac & Alida xxx
    Public - Renee - Other Relative - 21 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
18 August 2016Ani Gisborne NZDirect descendant
10 April 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
24 April 2015LynetteAuckland, NZChild
24 April 2015Hinetera AnnePerth Western AustraliaChild
23 April 2015PipSydney AustraliaOther Relative

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