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Grant Maninui


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Grant AWMM
  • Surname
    Maninui AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Grant Maranui AWMM
  • Service number
    25933 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 C/o Mrs A.M. Jury, Kauwhaka, Martinborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Maranui Papawai (mother), Papawai, Greytown, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25933 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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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  • Husband of Heather Maninui, member of Land Army WW2

    Tried to join the navy in 1932, then the airforce in 1937 and finally joined the army after war broke out

    Member of signals platoon of 28 Maori Battalion.

    Maninui is quoted in the Auckland War Memorial Museum gallery 'Slogging up Italy' of 'Scars on the Heart', 'It was the bond between us that kept us together. If anything happened to one it would happen to the lot. The shock came later when someone was killed. It happened to me in my platoon, and you never thought it could happen to anybody.' AWMM
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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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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Ordinary people kit : New Zealanders remember the Second World War. [resource kit]. (1995). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 316 AWMM
    • Ordinary people kit : New Zealanders remember the Second World War. [resource kit]. (1995). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
      Photographs are contained in the Ordinary people kit AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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