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Daniel Witanga

Daniel Witanga war hero

28th Maori battalion

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Daniel AWMM
  • Surname
    Witanga AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    65328 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion
    Roman Catholic Public - Daniel - Direct descendant - 18 April 2023 - Since the 1900s

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Mangonui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr A. Witanga (father), Mangonui, 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
    65328 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 Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    KaitaiaNorthland 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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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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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Daniel Witanga by laying a poppy.

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Leave a tribute or memory of Daniel Witanga

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  • Aroha Nui I a koe toku matua tupuna, I am your eldest great grandson and I was named after you. I am honoured to be apart of your legacy koro Dan Nha mihi🙏🏽
    Public - Daniel - Direct descendant - 18 April 2023
  • He mihi atu kia koe Papa, me o koutou hoa hoki Love you papa.
    Public - Xhosa - Other Relative - 3 August 2015
  • Lest We Forget. Your Great Mokopuna's laid a Poppy for you on this day 25/4/2015. Kia Ora Whanau!!! James Witanga (Grandson of Daniel Witanga,) Son of Valerian Witanga. LEST WE FORGET!!!
    Public - James Edgar - Other Relative - 25 April 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 385 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


Command item
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
18 April 2023DanielAuckland Direct descendant
03 August 2015XhosaKaitaia, New ZealandOther Relative
25 April 2015James Edgar WhangareiOther Relative

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