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Maaki Waititi

The image on the left is my papa before he passed away. The image on the right is when he was in the Maori Battalion. The mountain in the background is where my papa is from - Cape Runaway. The maunga is called Tikirau.

Maaki Waititi

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Maaki AWMM
  • Surname
    Waititi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    802280 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1925 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 5 July 2022 -
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Hirini Te Aopururangi Waititi & Kurahapairangi Ranapia. They originate from Whangaparaoa Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 5 July 2022 -
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Cape Runaway, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs K. Waititi (mother), Cape Runaway, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Maaki Waititi married Toi Puru Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 5 July 2022 -


Wars and conflicts

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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

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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  • Dearest Parp Im proud to know you were one of the many sent to war to protect your country and the future of your family generation. I was 8 when you passed and have grown to appreciate you and your fellow veterans The Maori Battalion 👍who went on behalf of our people. Its been hard being a Maori papa but I suppose it was harder too in your time. I remember your big eyes and by joes I bet you those pukana eyes of hours scared a few foes. Anyway I love you heaps and you have 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. And your Wkiriwhi name carries on. Love always💖 Rest Easy Parp Pukana Mai O Whatu..... P.S Give my love to Mum xoxo😢
    Public - Pep - Direct descendant - 12 June 2016



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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 199 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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16 September 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
30 May 2018PepTauranga New ZealandDirect descendant

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