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Unknown AWMM Care of Wilson's Timber Mill, Te Whaiti, New Zealand AWMM
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Mr T. Iraia (father), Te Whaiti, New Zealand AWMM
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E koro e, e Nei ko koe tena i kari i te huarahi kia ora pai mai matau te hunga o naienei. Mei kore tenei a o Mokopuna e warewaretia nei i ou takahanga kia ora kaha a Aotearoa.
Thank you for your brave efforts Koro, we are truly honored and proud to desend from such a strong and brave man and solider.
Sleep well Koro
Public - Tane - Other Relative - 16 February 2015
- Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
WW2 12: WW2 96 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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