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James Wirihana Takarangi

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Wirihana AWMM
  • Surname
    Takarangi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • James Wirihaua Takarangi AWMM
    • Jim AWMM
    • Jimmy AWMM
    • Hemi AWMM
  • Service number
    816576 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1926 AWMM WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 27 April 1905 AWMM 3 Anzac Parade, Whanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr A. Takarangi (father), 3 Anzac Parade, Whanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1944 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
    • 1945-1952 AWMM
      Occupation of Japan AWMM
      At the end of World War II, Japan was occupied by the Allied Powers, led by the United States with contributions also from Australia, India, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    816576 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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  • National President of the 28 Maori Battalion Association

    Listed incorrectly at enlistment as James Wirihaua Takarangi AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 January 2009 AWMM
    Age 83 AWMM
    WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 27 January 2009

    Obituary: Whanganui Chronicle, 27 January 2009 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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 138 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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