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Te Ruahikihiki Karetai

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Hiki Karetai (circa 1987)

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Te Ruahikihiki AWMM
  • Surname
    Karetai AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Jayforce 822613 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    • Iwi Māori AWMM
    • Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Waitaha ki te Wai Pounamu Public - Mawera Gina Marie - Direct descendant - 23 April 2017 - Family
  • Hapū
    Otakou Public - Mawera Gina Marie - Direct descendant - 23 April 2017 - Family
  • Waka
    Uruao Public - Mawera Gina Marie - Direct descendant - 23 April 2017 - Family
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 September 1925 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    25/09/1925 Public - Maarea Roimata - Child - 9 December 2018 - Family Papers
  • Place of birth
    DUNEDIN, New Zealand Public - Maarea Roimata - Child - 9 December 2018 - Family
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Jayforce Unknown AWMM 4 Mill Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Travelling Salesman Public - Maarea Roimata - Child - 9 December 2018 - Family
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jayforce Mr S.G. Karetai (father), 4 Mill Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

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
    Jayforce Unknown AWMM Welder/Civilian AWMM
    DunedinOtago 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
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • My Poua
    Public - Alice - Direct descendant - 17 May 2019
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 16: WW2 69 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
17 May 2019AliceWaiheke Island, New ZealandDirect descendant
10 December 2018MaareaAdelaide, South AustraliaChild
09 December 2018Maarea RoimataAdelaide, South AustraliaChild
23 April 2017Mawera Gina MarieNew ZealandDirect descendant

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