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Bunny Savage

  • Service number
    WWII 802193 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Charles Bunny Savage AWMM
    • Tiare Savage AWMM
    • Tiare Arihia AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Koro Bunny

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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 October 1918 Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Te Teko R.D., Whakatane, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs A. Savage (mother), Te Teko R.D., Whakatane, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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About death

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  • Death
    11 September 1979 Probate
    WhakataneEastern Bay of Plenty AWMM
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  • Hi my Koro, You could have only been such a beautiful man Koro, for the love I have for you, though we have not yet met, is deep and so true. Having the pleasure of living with Nan and listening to her stories, although not much, were treasured and still are. I could only imagine you in physical form by looking at my Dad and knowing you must've been so COOL. Love you Koro with all my heart.
    Naku noa
    Puataata Tia-Ward
    Public - Puataata Tia-Ward - Direct descendant - 12 November 2022
  • I love this man with all my heart, yet we still haven’t met 🥺 Thank you for putting yourself on that frontline then coming home and meeting nan because you left an amazing legacy xx
    #We will remember them
    Public - Courtnay - Direct descendant - 26 April 2020
  • Always and forever in my heart and mind Koro xx
    Public - Dallas Wenarata - Direct descendant - 26 April 2020
  • I remember Nan would always watch the TV on Anzac day and shed tears for you Koro. She said the War must have been so gruesome because you never spoke of it when you returned home. The memory of you serving will forever be etched in our hearts and in the hearts of all your mokopuna. Today we remember xo
    Public - Ngatiira - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
  • He pakupaku korero,I'll keep it short my koro.its been such a long,long time since you left us But I still remember your face,your smile,your voice,your Topaz Lol,hope your having a shot of Whiskey with Nan,mum,aunty Addie,aunty Max and the rest of our whanau in heaven on this day we remember your sacrifices you made for all of us.E KORE E MIMITI TE AROHA I A KÕUTOU ❤Miss and love you😪see you when i see you 🥰
    Public - Aaron - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020



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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 171 AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. 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
12 November 2022Puataata Tia-WardAuckland, NZDirect descendant
26 April 2020Courtnay AucklandDirect descendant
26 April 2020Dallas WenarataKawerau Bay of Plenty, New ZealandDirect descendant
25 April 2020NgatiiraKawerauDirect descendant
25 April 2020Aaron Sydney Australia Direct descendant

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