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George Maniapoto

Image of Gravestone at Rotorua Cemetery provided by Paul Baker February 2013 - This image may be subject to copyright

Image of Gravestone at Rotorua Cemetery provided by Paul Baker February 2013 - This image may be sub …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George AWMM
  • Surname
    Maniapoto AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    George Maniapoto AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 377287 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 November 1945 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 377287 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Wikeepa and Rakapa Maniapoto. Husband of Reina; father of Tracy, Michael, Nathan

    A funeral service was held at Ngapumanawa a Waru o Te Arawa Marae, Ruato Bay, Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua, followed by interment in the RSA section of the Rotorua Public Cemetery.

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the Death Notice AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    11 February 2004 AWMM
    Age 58 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rotorua Cemetery and Crematorium, 160 Sala Street, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 13 February 2004 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • 19 years today Dad. Love and miss you everyday ❤️ never far from my mind and heart, I look up at your photo everyday remembering the good times and times when I needed a boot up the bum 😂😂

    Love always, your baby boy xo
    Public - Nate - Child - 11 February 2023
  • Missing you this ANZAC Day Dad, love always xx
    Public - Tracy - Child - 25 April 2022
  • Morena Dad,

    ANZAC Day 2021 and we miss you.

    Tracy, Raven and R xx
    Public - Tracy - Child - 25 April 2021
  • Kia ora Dad,

    Missing you this ANZAC Day. We're doing things differently in 2020 but you are not forgotten.

    Forever in my heart Dad xx
    Tracy, R and R
    Public - Tracy - Child - 25 April 2020
  • Morena Dad,

    We just had our new version of ANZAC Day. Different to what we're used to doing but nonetheless there were people lining the street to remember you and your fallen comrades.

    Love and miss you everyday xx
    Public - Nathan - Child - 25 April 2020
  • Love and miss you Koro. Love Liam, Troy and Anakin xx
    Public - Liam - Other relative - 23 April 2019
  • You are missed so much by your loving family. xoxo RIP "Lest we forget"
    Public - JP - Other relative - 25 April 2016
  • Hi, May you rest in peace. Thank you for all that you've done for your family and country.
    Public - Ching - 29 April 2015
  • Dear God, Please bless those who are in pain of a loss in there family or those who are reading this. Help them to be strong and to be proud of who they are. Let them know that even though they may not be able to see there loved ones, as long as they remain in their hearts they may feel their presence and that one day they shall see them in a better place. Help them to soldier on in life just as their family members did to defend our country and to not dwell in tears. Give them hope for the future with the thought of there loved ones in the back of there minds. Help them to remember their loved ones in everything they do. Bless there souls for all eternity. GOD DEFEND NEW ZEALAND
    Public - Rosalee - 27 April 2015
  • I miss every who died in the first war thank you.
    Public - Fiona - 26 April 2015
  • Love and miss you everyday dad. Thank you for all you did for us kids and also for your fellow comrades and country. We all salute you and thank you for all you have done. Mauriora. Your baby boy, Naffie
    Public - Nathan - Child - 25 April 2015
  • Kia ora Koro, I really miss you but I hope you are resting well where you are xx
    Public - Raven - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • Missing you heaps Dad and thinking of you always xx
    Public - Tracy - Child - 24 April 2015
  • Hi Koro, thought I would lay a poppy for you.
    Public - Troy - Other Relative - 23 April 2015
  • Although you are gone you will never be forgotten ... thank you uncle xx
    Public - George - Other Relative - 22 April 2015
  • Thank You. We will never, ever, forget about your contribution to the bringing of peace to the world. We will remember.
    Public - Rhiannon - 20 April 2015
  • Kei wareware taatou. Moe mai ra xox



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 February 2023NatePalmerston North, ManawatūChild
25 April 2022TracyAuckland, New ZealandChild
25 April 2020NathanPalmerston North, AotearoaChild
23 April 2019LiamNZOther relative
25 April 2016JPNZOther relative

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