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Tira-Kerei Kukutai

My Koro Tira

Tira Kerei Kukutai

Kāore i te mōhiotia mēnā he aukatinga manatāura


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tira-Kerei AWMM
  • Surname
    Kukutai AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    802034 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    21 december 1902 Public - Davina - Other relative - 19 April 2016 - Family
  • Place of birth
    Tuakau, NZ Public - Davina - Other relative - 19 April 2016 - Family
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM French Street, Marton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L. Kukutai (wife), French Street, Marton, 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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  • Medals and Awards

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

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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  • Ka nui taku aroha ki a koe e koro...ake tonu ake. Till we meet in paradise...xøx
    Public - Davina - Other relative - 19 April 2016
  • Uncle, you were not forgotton this year, I was at Sfax, Tunisia, that morning, wearing Aunties Mako Earrings for you and the boys.
    Public - Julie Rose - Other Relative - 27 April 2015
  • Died in 1991😢😢
    Public - Deja - Other Relative - 23 April 2015
  • Tira-Kerei Kukutai is My Great Great Grandfather xoxo😘😘 Koro was born in 1901 unknown date of death😢
    Public - Deja - Other Relative - 23 April 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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 109 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


Command item
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
19 April 2016DavinaMartonOther relative
27 April 2015Julie RoseTunisiaOther Relative
23 April 2015DejaMarton Other Relative
23 April 2015DavinaFeilding, NZOther Relative

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