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Graham Whitehead


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Graham AWMM
  • Surname
    Whitehead AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Graham Whitehead AWMM
  • Service number
    • Jayforce 829050 AWMM
    • Korea 206831 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
    Jayforce Unknown AWMM 23 Mary Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jayforce Mrs S. White (mother), Ruatoria, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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  • Graham was my mother's older brother. He was the son of Sarah Whitehead (Keelan) from Hiruhārama and John Whitehead (Whareponga & Kennedy's Bay (Harataunga). His iwi connections are Ngāti Porou and hapū connections are: Te Aitanga-a-Mate, Te Whānau-a-Iritekura, Te Awe Mapara, Te Whānau-a-Rākairoa, and Te Whānau-a-Te Aowera.

    Uncle Graham married Aunty Beryl Marguerite Whitehead. She had 3 children from a previous marriage. They had one child together, Wendy Whitehead, who is an artist. Wendy continues to live and work in the Hawke's Bay area.

    Born and raised in Hiruhārama on the outskirts of Ruatoria; Graham attended Hiruhārama Native School and was a member of the Hikurangi Pariha choir. Uncle died around 1983 and is buried in the Wharerangi Services Cemetery in Napier. Aunty Beryl passed away in December 2013. She was buried with Uncle Graham.

    I am the daughter of Ripeka Te Omerengi
    Public - Wai - Other relative - 19 April 2020



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  • External links
  • References
    • 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 142 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
    • Nominal rolls - Nominal rolls embarkation K-force [Korea Nominal Roll], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1433 (R22440250) AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM


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