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Metuakore Poro Teokoitu

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  • Service number
    • Vietnam K43019 AWMM
    • Vietnam 43019 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Poro AWMM
    • M. P. Teokoitu AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Post WW2/Regular Military Service Corporal/Military AWMM
  • War


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Metuakore Poro AWMM
  • Surname
    Teokoitu AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Poro AWMM
    • M. P. Teokoitu AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam K43019 AWMM
    • Vietnam 43019 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
    Pre 15 August 1967 AWMM 66 Stewart Street, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre Aug 1968 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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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Vietnam 15 August 1967 Ministry for Culture and Heritage Sawmill hand/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Post WW2/Regular Military Service 15 August 1988 AWMM Corporal/Military AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Metuakore Teokoitu was born at Reureu, Aitutaki, Cook Islands.

    His next of kin on embarkation was Isaraela Teokoitu (brother).

    His last posting was Papakura Headquarters, Papakura Camp.

    "We snuck out of the country , after midnight and they brought us back in the middle of the night." ( quoted by Metuakore Teokoitu 2007). We were told not to tell people where we'd been." (quoted by Metuakore Teokoitu, 2007) AWMM


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
  • References
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • Hall, C. (2014). No front line : inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books. AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM

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