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William Mihaka


Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Te Ahu Ahu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr E. Mihaka (father), Te Ahu Ahu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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    Army AWMM
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    801420 AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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    WW2 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    KaikoheNorthland AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Paralised on one side when he returned to New Zealand AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • He was paralised on one side when he returned to New Zealand and family recount he was given an army hut by the Government. By 1973, when he died, his wounds were still weeping. AWMM
    • Ko Karina Mihaka-Edmonds taku ingoa. I am a direct descendant of Wiremu Mihaka (Tia) through his brother Hone, my grandfather. Wiremu (known by Papa Tia) was born in Te Ahu Ahu of hapu Ngati Hineira and Te Uritaniwha, his mother is Raiha Ruhe and father Eruera Mihaka. He was the youngest of eight siblings. Keita(Leef), Miringa(Wikaira/Rakete), Ngamihi (Le Noel), Hone Mihaka and three deceased siblings (Netana, Ani and Akinihi). Papa Tia never had children of his own. He is remembered by his photo on the pakanga memorial wall in Parawhenua Marae and we mokopuna still reside in his beautifully renovated kainga at 95 Te Ahu Ahu Road. He is laid to rest in Pirikotaha with his whanau. Public - Karina - Direct descendant - 16 May 2022 -
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About death

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


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16 May 2022Karina Te Ahu Ahu, Te TaitokerauDirect descendant

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