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Henry Turi Ruru

28th Maori Battalion

Henry Ruru

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Turi AWMM
  • Surname
    Ruru AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    819434 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1918 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 January 2017 - estimated from age at death
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tolaga Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr H. Smith (stepbrother), 22 Marsden Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 February 1944 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    819434 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Bushman/Civilian AWMM
    GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    17 August 1984 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 January 2017 - Tolaga Bay Cemetery Records, Gisborne
  • Age at death
    66yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 January 2017 - Tolaga Bay Cemetery Records, Gisborne
  • Place of death
    Tolaga Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 January 2017 - Tolaga Bay Cemetery Records, Gisborne
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Tolaga Bay Cemetery Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 January 2017 - Tolaga Bay Cemetery Records, Gisborne
  • Grave reference
    Block TOLRS; Plot 62; Warrant # 469 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 January 2017 - Tolaga Bay Cemetery Records, Gisborne
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • 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. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 109 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
14 April 2020RaleeGisborneDirect descendant
09 January 2017Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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