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Whakahoro Te Whata

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Research
  • Forenames
    Whakahoro AWMM
  • Surname
    Te Whata AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Whakahoro Tewhata AWMM
    • Sol AWMM
    • Solomon Whakahoro Te Whata AWMM
    • Sol Te Whata Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Research
  • Service number
    WWII 801286 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Ngātokimatawhaorua Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Research
  • Rohe
    Hokianga, the Bay of Islands and Whāngārei, Northland, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Research
  • Religion
    Morman Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Research

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Horeke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs T. Tewhata (mother), Horeke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 February 1944 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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 Blower attendant/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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  • Name is recorded as Whakahoro Tewhata in the Nominal Rolls AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 July 2014 New Zealand Herald
    MoerewaNorthland New Zealand Herald
  • Date of death
    20 July 2014 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - http://www.waateanews.com/waateanews/x_story_id/NzQ0Ng==/National/x_story/Maori-Battalion-veteran-dies-at-96
  • Age at death
    96 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - http://www.waateanews.com/waateanews/x_story_id/NzQ0Ng==/National/x_story/Maori-Battalion-veteran-dies-at-96
  • Place of death
    Moerewa, Northland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - http://www.waateanews.com/waateanews/x_story_id/NzQ0Ng==/National/x_story/Maori-Battalion-veteran-dies-at-96
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Meheke Cemetery, Utakura AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Meheke Urupa, Utakura, Far Northland, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Research
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    • Research Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Research
    • Maori Battalion hero dies
      One of the last of the 28th Maori Battalion has died.
      The death of Whakahoro (Sol) Te Whata, 96, leaves just 18 survivors from the almost 3600 men who served overseas with the battalion between 1940 and 1945.
      Te Whata's death leaves just one survivor of the "Gum Diggers", as the battalion's A Company were known.

      His death was announced on the 28th Maori Battalion Facebook page.

      Te Whata's tangi is being held at Mataitaua Marae in Utakura, with the funeral to be held at the marae on Thursday.

      Family member Yvonne Repia said Te Whata was proud to have been a member of the battalion and was proud of his comrades. He was also a humble man who had not spoken much about the war until later in his life.

      "The war stuff was left at the war. It was a job he was sent to do."

      When he returned to this country he had gone through trades training and became a carpenter and had lived in Auckland for many years.

      In recent years he had a keen supporter of the Leadership Academy of A Company.

      "He was the poutokomanawa (centre pole of a meeting house)," Repia said. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/10295779/Maori-Battalion-hero-dies
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Papa Sol was a humble god loving man- he lived an amazing life, where later on in his life (90+) he found love with Aunty Mata Puru just before his passing and resided in Manurewa.
    Public - Jade tewhata - Direct descendant - 13 March 2020

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
13 March 2020Jade tewhataAucklandDirect descendant
29 August 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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