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Tokau Te Koata Perenara Kihirini

  • Service number
    811435 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Tokau Perenara AWMM
    • Doughy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
B Company Maori Battalion

Tokau Te Koata Perenara Kihirini

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tokau Te Koata Perenara AWMM
  • Surname
    Kihirini AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Tokau Perenara AWMM
    • Doughy AWMM
  • Service number
    811435 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Waka
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
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  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Care of Lands and Survey Department, Pongakawa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr K. Perenara (father), Waitangi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


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    • Son of Perenara Kirihini

      Enlisted under the name Tokau Perenara, and altered his altered father's name as well AWMM
    • Tokau Perenara Kihirini was Born March 4, 1924

      His parents were Perenara Kihirini (died 1966) and Raiha Puata Kihirini (died 1926)

      He married Animei Ahomiro, and had four children (2 Sons and 2 Daughters)

      Raiha (born 1947) Jerry (born 1951, died 2003) Michael (born 1952, died 2011) and Te Uruti (born 1954)

      He has five grandsons. Vincent Tokau Brian Kihirini (Born 1969, died 2015) Victor Jerry Tokau Kihirini (Born 1977) Bryce Wenetia (Born 1977) Shadrach Tamakare (Born 1984) and Aijah Rawiri (Born 1990)

      Animei passed 29 September, 1984

      Tokau passed 08 April, 2000

      Today, he is survived by his two daughters, four grandsons, five great granddaughters and one great grandson....

      By Bryce (4daughters) April, Trina, Hannah and Layla
      By Aijah (1 son, 1 daughter) Richard (Richie) Te Koata Rawiri and Madison Atarua Public - Shad - Direct descendant - 11 March 2020 - Family Papers
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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 78 AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
03 May 2021Dr BryceHastings, New ZealandDirect descendant
11 March 2020ShadNew ZealandDirect descendant

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