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Petera Houkamau Kaa

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Private Petera Kaa (aka Pat Kaa), who embarked with the 10th Reinforcements. He was a prisoner of war.

Private Petera Kaa

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Petera Houkamau AWMM
  • Surname
    Kaa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Pat AWMM
    • Pedro AWMM
  • Service number
    801997 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 July 1922 AWMM RangitukiaGisborne AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Waituhia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr H.K. Kingi (uncle), Waituhi, Patutahi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 16 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VII-A, Moosburg, Germany AWMM
      7 December 1943 AWMM
      Osognia AWMM
    • WW2
      7 December 1943 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VII-A, Moosburg, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 125513 AWMM

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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  • Listed as POW in Soutar (2008)

    Increased his age to 18 years to enlist. Cousins, Petera Houkamau Kaa (801997) and Piriniha (Prince) Kaa (801998) are listed on the Nominal Roll with the service number 801997 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 August 2013 Public Source
  • Date of death
    11 August 2013 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/soldier/petera-houkamau-kaa
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Waranga Memorial Hospital in Melbourne, Australia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/soldier/petera-houkamau-kaa
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Hinepare Marae War Memorial, Rangitukia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 January 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Leave a tribute or memory of Petera Houkamau Kaa

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  • Love you always Uncle. Have many fond memories of you. Rest in peace xxx
    Public - Iwa - Other Relative - 17 March 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 103 AWMM
    • Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Ko te Reo Huringa Tau o te Ope Maori Tuarua, i noho ki Remuera, Ohaeawai, 1942-43: The Anniversary Magazine of the Second Maori Battalion, Remuera, Ohaeawai 1942-1943. Patrick Smyth Papers, MS-2002-147, Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll of Members of the 2nd Maori Battalion, 26th January 1943. Part of the 2nd Maori Battalion Anniversary Magazine. (MS-2002-147). Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 November 2019NitaGREENACRE Sydney Australia Direct descendant
08 January 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
17 March 2015IwaNew ZealandOther Relative

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