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Ranginui Hoani

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ranginui AWMM
  • Surname
    Hoani AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    67517 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 July 1921 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM N.Z.R., Taumarunui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H. Hoani (mother), Okahukura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      20 July 1944 AWMM
      "On the night of 17 February 1944 during the attack on Cassino station, Pte. Hoani showed outstanding courage and devotion to duty. Early in the attack he personally liquidated a machine-gun post, rushing in and killing the three enemy gunners at short range with his Thompson sub-machine-gun. Later in the attack he killed two more enemy riflemen at close range. After the company had consolidated it's position, Pte. Hoani risked his life under heavy machine-gun fire carrying messages from his platoon commander to Company HQ. He displayed outstanding dash nd determination and was at all times an inspiration to the remainder of his platoon. (London Gazette 20/7/1944). The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Hoani, Ranginui. (Ref. WO 373/6/664). Military Medal. 20 July 1944" AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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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  • Commissioned an appointed to rank 2nd Lieutenant dated 11 April 1945. Security List 139 Dated 7 June 1945 AWMM

Death

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

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 11: WW2 60 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
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls J-force personnel from Italy Middle East to Japan. Archives New Zealand (R22440245) AWMM
      p.74 AWMM

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