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Hawi Kopua

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  • Service number
    817779 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Hawi Taukana KOPUA Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2016 - Research
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 28 Maori Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 December 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
KOPUA - He tohu aroha kito, matou whaea tipuna kia PAREHUIA TURUHIRA, i oki oki ite 4 July 1985 nga tau 64 years; matou papa tipuna kia HAWI TUAKANA, i oki oki ite 17 August 1994 aged 75 years. Na te whanau pani.
They are buried in the Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne

Hawi Kopua's Grave

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hawi AWMM
  • Surname
    Kopua AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Hawi Taukana KOPUA Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2016 - Research
  • Service number
    817779 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1919 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 December 2016 - RESEARCH
  • Place of birth
    Tokomaru Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 December 2016 - RESEARCH
  • Birth notes
    son of Hirini KOPUA & Ani Topapa TAMIHERE Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 December 2016 - RESEARCH
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Native Department, Ruatoria, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs P. Kopua (wife), P.O. Box 69, Ruatoria, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 28 Maori Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 December 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    817779 AWMM
  • Military service
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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
    GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 December 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 August 1994 Public Source
  • Date of death
    20 August 1994 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 December 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    75yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 December 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 December 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 December 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Block 40; Plot 405; Warrant 14862 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 December 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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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 79 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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07 October 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
30 December 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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