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Dick Ngoungou

  • Service number
    WWII 802097 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Maui AWMM
    • Dick Maui, Tikitu Maui Public - Edith - Child - 24 April 2015 - Family records
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
So very young

so very young

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  • Title
    Mr Public - Edith - Child - 24 April 2015 - Family records
  • Forenames
    Dick AWMM
  • Surname
    Ngoungou AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Maui AWMM
    • Dick Maui, Tikitu Maui Public - Edith - Child - 24 April 2015 - Family records
  • Service number
    WWII 802097 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
    Ngati Pukeko Public - Edith - Child - 24 April 2015 - Family records
  • Waka
    • Mataatua AWMM
    • Mataatua Public - Edith - Child - 24 April 2015 - Family records
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Catholic Public - Edith - Child - 24 April 2015 - Family records

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    03 July 1923 Public - Lorene - Direct descendant - 23 April 2017 - Family
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Poroporo, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr R. Ngoungou (brother), Poroporo, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 802097 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Kawakawa, Northland. Public - Edith - Child - 24 April 2015 - family oral history
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    16 years old Public - Edith - Child - 24 April 2015 - family oral history

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
    30/04/2005 Public - Edith - Child - 24 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Age at death
    • 82 Public - Edith - Child - 24 April 2015 - Family papers
    • 81 Public - Whatarangi Edward - Child - 1 May 2015 - Chronologically - born 03/07/1923 & passed away 30/04/2005 which would make him 81 at time of death.
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    Stroke, heart disease Public - Edith - Child - 24 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Miss you koro always and forever xoxox
    Public - Rebecca - Direct descendant - 25 April 2021
  • He was Uncle Dick. He married Mum's sister, Aunty Sheila Okeroa TIEPA. I remember Uncle always looking stern, with piercing eyes, and a voice of authority but with a soft lilt. He was always upright, standing tall, with a sure and steady walk. The traits of a soldier perhaps? He was a man of few words so when he spoke everyone listened. His smile though is what I loved; it lit up his face, and his eyes softened. He had a funny cackle for a laugh, but I always remember fondly the little grin and special smile only for Aunty. She sickened toward the end of her life, and I can still see Uncle bringing her treats, and sitting beside her in their bedroom. As an adult I now appreciate that this time with Aunty was precious. Thank you dearest Uncle Dick for loving my beautiful Aunty to the end. Rest with him up above, seated at his right hand. Ma te Atua koe i Manaaki. Arohatinonui,
    Public - Erica - Other relative - 24 April 2020
  • Love you koro and miss you everyday you brave strong man xoxoxo
    Public - Rebecca - Other relative - 24 April 2020
  • They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. Laurence Binyon
    Public - Matt - Self - 26 April 2017
  • “Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.” Shakespeare
    Public - Harmeet - 25 April 2017
  • “You silent tents of green, We deck with fragrant flowers; Yours has the suffering been, The memory shall be ours”-Henry Wadsworth
    Public - Ashish - 24 April 2017
  • I can't believe it's going to be 10yrs this year Koro, So many things have changed yet our love for you is constant. Rest in peace Koro always remembered xoxo
    Public - Bunchy & Craig - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • Miss you my koro may you rest in peace love from peka xoxoxoxo <3
    Public - Rebecca Evelyne Jean - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • I remember Dad telling me how he was shot in the leg. Dad's friend Tut Hona stayed with him, he never left his side, Dad's brother William Maui ran back to get him and they both carried him back to safety. Dad's leg was stitched with twine. Dad received news his Grandmother Hera Ngoungou passed away while he was serving. Dad's trip back to Rome for the 60th Anniversary for the battle of Cassino was a trip he cherished he made peace with God, that was very important to him because of his Catholic Faith. Dad spent his days tending to his vegetable garden, finding water for people, betting on the horses raising his Grandson and loving all his whanau he passed away on a cold winters evening and on the day of his funeral it rained and rained true to his element He is survived by his 10 children and many grandchildren + great grandchildren. I miss you Dad "Peace be with you" Love Edie.
    Public - Edith - Child - 24 April 2015



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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 96 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


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2021RebeccaHamilton Direct descendant
24 April 2020Erica WhakataneOther relative
26 April 2017MattAuckland NZSelf
25 April 2017HarmeetAuckland Other
24 April 2017AshishaucklandOther

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