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Peita Rangikotua

Peita Rangikotua in full uniform

Private Peita Rangikotua

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Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Poroporo, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R.P. Rangikotua (wife), Taneatua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    811499 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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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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Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
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  • Cemetery
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Tena Koe Peita
    Ko Terry toku ingoa
    Ko toku hoa tane o Billy ann
    I know you two are now reunited I miss her dearly my rock
    She likes to play around with the electrical / appliances
    At home to let us know she is there tell her we know.
    Your Great Mokopuna Mitchell will wear your medals with Honour & Pride @ tomorrow Anzac March in Tamworth I know Billy ann will be so proud of him.
    Till we meet.

    Public - Terry - Other relative - 24 April 2023
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  • Koro Peita its been a year now since mum left us I hope you two have been reunited. I hope mum got to give you big cuddles your big giant arms around her with lots of LOVE.I bet mum couldnt wait too meet you❤️again . Thank you Koro for the sacrifice you took going to war with 28th Maori Battalion our Hero till we meet lots of love your Moko Hine x
    Public - Hine - Direct descendant - 24 April 2023
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  • Dear Koro Peita, Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us everyday ... Unseen, Unheard, But always Near, Still loved, Still missed, and Very Dear. We will always remember you for your service to the 28 N.Z Maori Battalion. Lest We Forget
    Public - Adelaide - Direct descendant - 25 April 2017
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Sources

Sources

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  • 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 81 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
09 September 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
24 April 2023TerryWest Tamworth NSWOther relative
24 April 2023HineTamworthDirect descendant
25 April 2018AdelaideTamworth NSWDirect descendant
26 April 2017djwaimana new zealandOther

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