condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
Alert!

Auckland Museum is temporarily closed

Auckland Museum is closed until further notice, in step with our city’s efforts to limit the transmission of the COVID-19. Find out more.

Watchman Waaka

Wattie Watchman Te Wehi Waaka (Poppy)
Born 4th January 1922
Died 11 December 2018 aged 96yrs
Buried Pukewheki Cemetery, Taheke, Hokianga

28th Māori Battalion, D Company, Regimental Number 817724

All rights reserved.

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Watchman AWMM
  • Surname
    Waaka AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    817724 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    4 January 1922 Public - Caryl Lorraine - Researcher - 1 October 2019 - BDM 2018/33594 11/12/2018 Waaka, Wattie Watchman Te Wehi, DOB 4 January 1922, cited 1 October 2019.
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Care of F. Tatham, Homewood, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
    • Working as a shepherd on Homewood Station, Homewood, Masterton, owned by the Tatham family Public - Caryl Lorraine - Researcher - 1 October 2019 - local knowledge of Waaka family
  • Post war occupation
    farmer Public - Caryl Lorraine - Researcher - 1 October 2019 - 1954 Hobson General Roll, page 256 Waaka, Watchman, Punakitere, farmer. Cited 1 October 2019
    1978 Northern Maori Main Roll, page 100 WAAKA, Hukatai, H. Ninihi Road, Otaua, Married. (wife) cited 1 October 2019
    WAAKA, Watchman, Ninihi Road, Hokianga, Farmer.
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs P.J. Waaka (wife), Care of Mrs J.A. Spring, Eketahuna R.D., New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    817724 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • 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

Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Watchman Waaka by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Watchman Waaka

Leave a note

Contribute ›

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›
  • External links
  • Documents
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • 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 101 AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM

Contributors

Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
12 July 2020LeeannEdgecumbeDirect descendant
01 October 2019Caryl LorraineTinui, Masterton, New ZealandResearcher
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons License Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License