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Charlie Tohovaka

Early 20's in this photo we love you poppa one day we will meet again from all your children

Pulekole aka Charlie Tohovaka

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charlie AWMM
  • Surname
    Tohovaka AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    459706 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 March 1918 AWMM NiuePolynesia AWMM
  • Date of birth
    21/03/1918 Public - Moka Kore - Child - 9 February 2021 - family papers
  • Place of birth
    Makefu Village Niue Island Public - Moka Kore - Child - 9 February 2021 - family papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 122 Ghuznee Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Constable Tohovaka (father), Niue Island, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Legally Separated AWMM
    • Married to Malama Tohovaka Public - Nicole - Child - 29 August 2016 - Family Papers


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    459706 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 Factory hand/Civilian 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

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  • Charlie Tohovaka is my Grandfather, who is survived by his beautiful wife Malama Tohovaka and there 9 children with many grand children, great grand children, great great grand children. Elvie Tohovaka is my mother one of my Grandfathers beautiful daughters..... Rest In Paradise Pop
    Public - Sarita Candy - Child - 9 February 2021



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  • External links
    • 28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945
      Further Reference
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.
      Further Reference
    • Public - Billy Slade - Child - 11 March 2015 - Charlie Tohovaka is my Grandfather, his wife is Malama Tuhega who still lives in Auckland. Their eldest daughter is Maline Tuhega who is my mother. We know him as Pop and his name to us his grand children is Pulekole. R>I>P Pop.
  • 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 142 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
09 February 2021Moka KoreAuckland NZChild
09 February 2021Sarita CandyAuckland NZChild
29 August 2016NicoleAuckland, New ZealandChild
27 April 2015AcynSydney Australia Child
11 March 2015Billy SladeOmanaia, Hokianga, Northland, New ZealandChild

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