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Unaia Strickland


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Unaia AWMM
  • Surname
    Strickland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    811826 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 Koutu, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs T. Strickland (mother), Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    811826 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Storeman AWMM
  • 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of late Arumaki and Titi Strickland; husband of Meleola Hunuki; father of Aravira, Mareta, David, Junior, Titi, Terevaeau, Maxwell, Norma AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 January 2005 AWMM
    Age 78 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, January 2005 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Kia ora, Fakalofa, kiaorana te anau,
    I am Jamie... the grand daughter of the late Robert (Bob) Strickland younger brother of papa Una!! I’m here to leave a message of love and thanks to you uncle Una (Papa Unaia)
    My last and fond memories of you were at our family gatherings, you with your mug off coffee *rum* and the stories you’d share with your brother papa More!! Your humour and cheeky smile I will hold in my heart!!
    Today is special day to all of us, as we commemorate, honour your service and commitment to ensure we have freedom and a future!!
    Lest we forget
    Love you papa xo
    Public - Jamie - Other relative - 25 April 2019
  • Kia Orana tatou katoatoa. My name is Josh Strickland. My grandfather was Aririu (Harry) Strickland, Unaia's brother. Aririu's family live in the Hawke's Bay. On behalf of Aririu's family I would to acknowledge papa Unaia and his descendants we are thinking of you leading up to ANZAC weekend. May he never be forgotten and with all those who served in the war.
    Public - Josh Strickland - Other relative - 20 April 2016



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 15: WW2 137 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, January 2005 AWMM


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25 April 2019JamieMelbourne, Australia Other relative
20 April 2016Josh StricklandPalmerston NorthOther relative
25 April 2015TitiAuckland, New ZealandChild
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