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Heemi Te Whatu Apatari

Granpa in uniform

Jim Porou

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Heemi Te Whatu AWMM
  • Surname
    • Apatari AWMM
    • Porou Public - Rachel Nadine - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Whakapapa knowledge
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Hemi AWMM
  • Service number
    817740 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Horouta Public - Rachel Nadine - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Whakapapa knowledge
  • Rohe
    Tūranganui-ā-Kiwa Public - Rachel Nadine - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Whakapapa knowledge
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    25 April 1926 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Research
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Research
  • Birth notes
    Son of William Kaapo Porou and Te Raroa Ngaroimata Henare nee' Apatari Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Research
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Muriwai, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Jayforce Unknown AWMM Muriwai, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs N. Porou (mother), Muriwai, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Jayforce Mrs N. Porou (mother), Muriwai, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mother: Mrs N Porou of Muriwai, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Research
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1946-1948 British Commonwealth Occupational Force, Japan AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    817740 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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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  • Last rank
    Corporal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 May 1978 Public Source
  • Date of death
    10 May 1978 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    52yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Gisborne. NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Block RSA; Plot 815; Warrant # 27222 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 April 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 15: WW2 7 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 16: WW2 5 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
16 April 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
24 April 2015Rachel NadineGisborne, New ZealandOther Relative

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