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Owen Topia

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Owen AWMM
    • Owen William Hunia Public - Samantha - Direct descendant - 25 April 2019 - family oral history
  • Surname
    Topia AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    801776 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    6th September 1922 Public - Samantha - Direct descendant - 25 April 2019 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Turiwiri, R.D., Dargaville, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Builder
    Market Gardener Public - Samantha - Direct descendant - 25 April 2019 - Family history
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs G.C. Thomas (mother), Turiwiri, R.D., Dargaville, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 February 1944 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    801776 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 Student/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 June 2002 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Name recorded in August 2002 issue of 24 Battalion magazine AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • Love you Dad - valiant soldier.
    Public - Rowena - Direct descendant - 22 April 2017

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 125 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • 24 N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association [newsletter]. Auckland, N.Z.: The Association. AWMM
      24th N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association newsletter. August 2002, Issue 135. AWMM

Contributors

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
22 April 2017RowenaAustraliaDirect descendant
22 April 2017SamanthaDargaville, New ZealandDirect descendant