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Barney Kahotea

Barney KAHOTEA - Tahuwhakatiki marae urupa, Welcome Bay Road, Tauranga.

Barney KAHOTEA - Tahuwhakatiki marae urupa

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Barney AWMM
  • Surname
    Kahotea AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    802000 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waitao, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs W. Kahotea (mother), C/o C.C. Tutchen, Willow Street, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single 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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Roll of Honour

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  • We remember our Great Uncle who fought during the WWII. we were fortunate that he returned to us whereas many Maori remain on foreign soils. I will always remember Uncle Barney visiting us with his wife Lizzy, and mokopuna at the time. My mother was Barneys neice and when the kahotea whanau visited us my father took him to the RSA unbeknown to the Reefton locals that this man was a top snooker player. My father asks this visitor (uncle Barney) if he would play as a pair with him against some of the locals- well what a rude awakening- Uncle Barney cleaned them up and dad attempted to keep his identity quiet as the locals were shouting them both........LOL when they found out. uncle Barney was a very humble man and much respected by all whanau- a wonderful man, matua, koro.
    Public - Cheryl Douglas - Other Relative - 3 May 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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 69 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
25 June 2021RoscoeNZResearcher
03 May 2015Cheryl DouglasTauranga, or whangareiOther Relative

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