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James Leo Mather

28th Maori Battalion

Private James Leo Waikakahi Mather

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Leo AWMM
  • Surname
    Mather AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    645336 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 November 1922 AWMM
  • Date of birth
    28/11/1922 Public - simone - Direct descendant - 7 April 2017 - family papers
  • Place of birth
    Mangaroa Public - simone - Direct descendant - 4 April 2017 - marriage certificate
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Care of F. Satler, Skeet Road, Kapuni, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Wool Classer Public - simone - Direct descendant - 4 April 2017 - family papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr R. Mather (brother), 6 Ascot Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    645336 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
    HaweraTaranaki AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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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  • 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. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 66 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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07 April 2017simonenelson nzDirect descendant
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