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Percy Falwasser

A photo taken of Percy on a visit to Christchurch when he met up with some soldiers from JayForce. It was a huge occasion to which him and his wife Polly both attended.

Percy Kawiiti Falwasser

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percy AWMM
  • Surname
    Falwasser AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Percy Kawiiti Falwasser AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 813565 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Te Arawa AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Taniwha, Te Kawhata, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Miss B. Falwasser (sister), P.O., Matata, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • "Kia Ora Koro just like my cousin Huhana I am one of your many grandchildren. My name is Lisa-Ann, I am the baby of your daughter Daphne Parerakera Falwasser. I myself have 5 tamariki 2 boys and 1 girl. Koro I just wanted to say that even tho I have never met u I love you to the moon and back. Thank you for everything that you have done. If it wasn't for you we wouldn't be here. Love you koro you are always and forevermore never forgotten and in mine and my babies hearts. Love Lisa-Ann
    Public - Lisa-Ann Hinemoa - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
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  • Kia Ora Koro. I am one of your many mokopuna. I am Percy Kawiti Falwasser's second eldest daughter. I have 2 of your great grandchildren, Ngahuia Keshana Falwasser-Paewai & Porourangi Tukia Falwasser-Paewai. I didn't get the honour in meeting you. I have heard many stories about you tho. Thank you for what you did when you went to war. Makes me proud to be a Falwasser. Your a very handsome fulla ain't you lol. Must contribute to all of us Falwasser's. Arohanui Koro. Till we meet :) xxx
    Public - Huhana Tira - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
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  • Hi Dad I am your son Percy I never knew you that much but I know that you loved me as much as I love you I miss you an just wish I could have gotten too know you more I have a lovely family of 5 girls an one son an seven beautiful mokos an more too came my sons name is Kawiti.
    Public - Percy Kawiti - Child - 24 April 2015
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  • Kia ora Percy, I am your daughter in law Ann, we have never met but I have been married to your son Mackey for 40 years. We have six children and like yourself many moko. Moe mai ra!
    Public - Ann - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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 46 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
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2015Lisa-Ann Hinemoa16 Betley Crescent Fairview Downs, Hamilton New Zealand.Other Relative
24 April 2015Huhana TiraMandurah, Western AustraliaOther Relative
24 April 2015Percy KawitiMatata NZChild
24 April 2015Ann Auckland New ZealandOther Relative

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