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Johnny Taua

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John Taua NZ Army (28th Maori Battalion)

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Johnny AWMM
  • Surname
    Taua AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    John AWMM
  • Service number
    809162 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 July 1919 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Aka Aka, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs P. Ramanui (sister), Pokeno, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    809162 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Silver Star (USA) AWMM
    Silver Star Citation: Rendered for gallantry in action, on the night of 18-19 March 1944, at Cassino, Italy. In preparation for an attack Private Taua, signals linesman for his unit, received instructions to establish a line communication with the right flank attacking company only if enemy fire permitted. Despite heavy shelling and intense machine gun fire, he decided to establish communication by line, and it was solely because of his bravery and determination that line communcation was effected. His courageous performance under enemy fire provided a vital contribution to the successful results of the operation. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Factory hand/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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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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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1984 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Hi, i am Harmony Taua and i am one of the middle great grandaughter if that makes sence?? And yeah, i havnt met him but I know that he is waiting for as my koko Monte Taua, Edna luke, trish edwards and yeah, so on. Miss you whanau!!
    Public - Harmony - 1 December 2022
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  • Tēnā koe e te Rangatira, ngā mihi aroha ki a koe. My name is Caroline Watene I leave my words for you and your whānau from myself my son Curtis and my parents Orini & Charles Watene (now deceased).
    My whānau and I now reside at Huarau - Otaua, Waiuku we are privileged to be the current kaitiaki of the papakainga and therefore the urupā where Private John Taua rests. This morning we paid our respects and laid a coin and poppy at his headstone.

    Tēnā koe e koro, ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou.
    We will remember them.
    Public - Caroline & Curtis - Other relative - 25 April 2020
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  • Kia Ora, I am Kesha Taua, Great grand-daughter of John Taua. I am extremely proud of my grandfathers achievements , although I have never met him before , I am well informed that he was truly a magnificent man and I will forever acknowledge all his achievements.
    Public - Kesha - 25 April 2015
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  • Nga mihi ki a koe...a true warrior...thank you
    Public - Mere - Other Relative - 22 April 2015
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
01 December 2022HarmonyBrisbaneOther
25 April 2020Caroline & Curtis Waiuku, New Zealand Other relative
25 April 2017Douglas James Matua KoreAlbany, Western AustraliaDirect descendant
25 April 2015KeshaAustraliaOther
22 April 2015MereKaitaiaOther Relative

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