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Wiremu Koni

Wiremu Moto Koni

Wiremu Moto Koni

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wiremu AWMM
  • Surname
    Koni AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    801629 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Pipiwai, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R. Koni (wife), Pipiwai R.D., New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    801629 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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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About death

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  • 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



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    Nga puhi ariki,

    Te tuakana Junia tukaitaua kalolo taku ingoa.

    I am the mokopuna of wiremu (moto) koni & Anglea anahera Barber begat my mother Margaret Ann koni.
    1 elder sister angela/2 younger brothers, Kevin,Maleatasi.

    Nga uri o whanaupani.

    Public - Junia Tukaitaua - Direct descendant - 14 January 2020
  • Ko Wiremu Moto Koni toku koroua. He mokopuna ahau, ko Kiriana Koni toku ingoa. He mihi aroha tenei ki a koe e taku koroua. moe mai x
    Public - Kiriana - Direct descendant - 9 March 2019
  • Kia ora koutou katoa. Ko Remehio Koni taku ingoa, te kai tuhituhi. I am the eldest son of Wiremu (Moto) Koni. Wiremu Koni married 3 times. His first wife was Roma Tohu Koni who passed away during his active duty in WW2. Wiremu Koni later married Angela Barber Koni and begat Margaret Koni. After Angela passed away Wiremu Koni married Rutuina Barber Koni, sister to Angela. They had ten children together - Violet (Palmer) Koni, Mary Goretti Harrison, Remehio Witahua Koni, Teresa Josephine Koni, Patrick Koni Ngakuru, Gabriel Lesley Koni, Aroihi John Koni, Sarah Agnes Koni, Daniel Koni, Francis Koni. In memory of Wiremu Moto Koni.
    Public - Remehio Witahua - Child - 25 April 2017
  • Wiremu Koni is my grandfather. His wife was Ruth Koni. My mothers name is Mary (Mel) Goretti Koni, born 02/09/52 deceased 04/01/99. I never got to meet my grandfather, but am proud as punch to have his blood running through my veins! R.I.P my loved ones xox
    Public - Adrian Sheean - Other Relative - 26 March 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • 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 108 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
14 January 2020Junia Tukaitaua Hokianga Direct descendant
25 April 2019KirianaAucklandDirect descendant
09 March 2019KirianaAucklandDirect descendant
25 April 2017Remehio WitahuaMoerewa, New ZealandChild
26 March 2015Adrian SheeanLeestonOther Relative

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