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Wiremu Whareaitu

Group, 1934 Swimming Team, Empire Games 1934, held in England, in swimming togs left to right: Billy Whareatu (802301); Noel Crump, Len Smith (photo from the collection of the Crump family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Group, 1934 Swimming Team, Empire Games 1934, held in England, in swimming togs left to right: Billy …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wiremu AWMM
  • Surname
    Whareaitu AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Bill AWMM
    • Billy AWMM
  • Service number
    802301 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 Ohinemutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs K. Wareaitu (wife), Ohinemutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    802301 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He was 150 yards Backstroke National Title holder in 1934. He was the first Maori to attend the Empire Games, having travelled to Great Britain in 1934 as member of the New Zealand Swimming Team. AWMM

Death

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  • Cemetery
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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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 137 AWMM
    • Te ao hou= The new world AWMM
      Te Ao Hou No. 1 (Winter 1952), p. 62 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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