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Paku Edward Tai

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Image of Paku Edward Tai and his medals.

Paku Edward Tai and his medals

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Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 August 1926 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Public Works Department Camp, Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Foreman New Zealand Electricity Department (NZED) Public - Robert - Child - 9 March 2023 - Son
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs M. Tai (mother), Lower Waiawa, Opotiki, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Matuku Pirihira Tai (nee Johnson)
      Lower Waiaua, Opotiki, New Zealand Public - Robert - Child - 9 March 2023 - Son
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM
    • Single when enlisted.
      Post-War
      Married Wākata (Wanda) Louisa Tai (nee Agassiz) Public - Robert - Child - 9 March 2023 - Son

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    810628 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 Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    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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Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 November 1976 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    50 Public - Robert - Child - 25 April 2020 - Birth/Death Certificate
  • Place of death
    Edgecumbe Public - Robert - Child - 25 April 2020 - Death Certificate
  • Cause of death
    Mayo-cardial infarction (Heart attack) Public - Robert - Child - 25 April 2020 - Death Certificate
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Waioweka Public - Robert - Child - 25 April 2020 - Family Papers
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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  • Thank you for your service Dad
    Public - Robert - Child - 25 April 2020
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Sources

Sources

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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 95 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

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
09 March 2023Robert Perth, Australia Child
07 November 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
28 November 2018RobertNew ZealandChild

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