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Wynyard Panoho

Picture from the army during World War 2. 28th Maori Battalion

A Company NgaPuhi

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wynyard AWMM
  • Surname
    Panoho AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    812614 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 November 1922 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Ohaeawai, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs B. Panoho (mother), Ohaeawai, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    812614 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      21 June 1945 AWMM
      During the attack on Casa La Morte on the night of 14/15 December 1944, two of the attacking companies on the right of the Battalion sector suffered heavy casualties. Under enemy shelling, Pte. Panoho, as stretcher-bearer, began to evacuate the wounded, often times crossing minefields in order to reach the forward aid post about eight hundred to one thousand yards from the farthest casualties. Throughout the night he worked, sometimes with the help of others but mostly on his own, giving first aid and carrying wounded back. Without thought for his own safety, he maintained his work under enemy Spandau fire even after first light during which the enemy had already begun a counter-attack on the forward right-hand company. Undoubtedly Pte. Panoho's work in this action save the lives of several members of his unit and throughout the day and during the whole of the battalion's action for the next two days, he showed outstanding devotion to duty. (London Gazette 21/6/1945 (I)) The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Panoho, Wynyard. (Ref. WO 373/12/671). Military Medal. 21 Jun 1945. AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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About death

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


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