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Maru Karaka

  • Service number
    802005 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Wharemaru KARAKA Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Record
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Pte. Maru Karaka, who embarked with the 10th Reinforcements.

Pte. Maru Karaka.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Maru AWMM
  • Surname
    Karaka AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Wharemaru KARAKA Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Record
  • Service number
    802005 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    11 November 1920 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - BMD NZ records
  • Place of birth
    NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - BMD NZ records
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Nuhaka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs B. Karaka (mother), Tikitiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 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 Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    WairoaHawkes Bay 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
    9 September 1972 Public Source
  • Date of death
    9 Sept 1972 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    52yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Block RSA; Plot 655; Warrant # 13276 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Tikitiki Church War Memorial
    Hinepare Marae War Memorial, Rangitukia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 103 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
    • Ko te Reo Huringa Tau o te Ope Maori Tuarua, i noho ki Remuera, Ohaeawai, 1942-43: The Anniversary Magazine of the Second Maori Battalion, Remuera, Ohaeawai 1942-1943. Patrick Smyth Papers, MS-2002-147, Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll of Members of the 2nd Maori Battalion, 26th January 1943. Part of the 2nd Maori Battalion Anniversary Magazine. (MS-2002-147). Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM

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16 September 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
08 January 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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