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Tapiki Korewha

World War II, 1939-1945

Tapiki Korewha

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tapiki AWMM
  • Surname
    Korewha AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    68229 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 Omanaia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs B.A. Korewha (wife), Omanaia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
    RaweneNorthland AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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

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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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • "E kore koe e warewaretia e te karani!..Moe mai i te ringa kaha o aitua!"
    Public - Buck (Tapiki) - Other Relative - 18 May 2015
  • Here's to you, here's to me, moko and Koro, we'll always be, Forever in my memories, the stories my nana told to me. Of grateful comrades and heroic deeds, On the battlefield across the seas. To make it back home and sew that seed, Which resulted in giving life to me, so this is why I have this view, for I am me because of you. Love you forever Koro Buck.
    Public - Kerrin - Child - 17 May 2015
  • In loving memory of our Tupuna, Tapiki Korewha We thought of you with LOVE today. But that is nothing new. We thought about YOU yesterday. And days before that too. We think of YOU in silence. We often speak your NAME. Now all we have is MEMORIES. And your PICTURE in a frame. Your memory is our KEEP SAKE. With which we'll never part. GOD has you in his keeping. We have you in our HEARTS. "LEST WE FORGET" !! Elsie
    Public - Elsie - Other Relative - 25 April 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
    • 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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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
18 May 2015Buck (Tapiki)Far North,NZOther Relative
17 May 2015KerrinHokianga o AotearoaChild
25 April 2015ElsieSunshine Coast, QLD, AustraliaOther Relative

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