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Percival Thomas Rika



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percival Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Rika AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Percy AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 24258 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 March 1917 Family source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pakotai, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs M. Rika (mother), Pakotai, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 24258 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM

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 Patsy Ogle; father of Merle, Charlotte, Darrel, Josephine, Sandee AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    18 November 2005 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, November 2005 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • My name is Eilish Brandon, I am 19 years old and I am Percival Thomas Rika's great great grandchild. My father is Travis Burns, his mother is Charlotte Burns who is Percival's (pa's) daughter.
    Public - Eilish - Other Relative - 13 August 2015
  • My name is Callum Michael Haagh Welsh, I am 11 years old, I live in Massey, Auckland, New Zealand. I am a Great Grandchild of Percival Thomas Rika. My Mums Mum, Merle Frances Haagh is the eldest daughter of Percival Thomas Rika. Merle (Rika) Haagh is my Nah.
    Public - callum - 7 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • 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 402 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 August 2015EilishGlen Eden, AucklandOther Relative
07 April 2015callumnew zealand aucklandOther

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