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Iraia Teuri Hautapu

Headstone at Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North

Iraia Teuri "Poppa" Hautapu. Regt No 551228

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Iraia Teuri AWMM
  • Surname
    Hautapu AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Poppa AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 551228 AWMM
    • Borneo 551228 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

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


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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

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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Last known rank

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About death

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  • Death
    26 March 2004 NZMVA
    Age 71 AWMM
    DannevirkeManawatu-Wanganui NZMVA
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North, Manawatu AWMM Plot 105, Block 3A, Area Q AWMM
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  • Nga mihi o te waa ki a koe... I remember seeing you for the first time when you and your Ngapuhi mate came home to see mum, you both were on leave. You were a radio operator in Malaya. Never saw you again until Uncle Noble's tangi, i was 23. I always knew you did two tours, thought they were both in Malaya. They said you did the 2nd tour running away from mum. I remember when i was in the Oasis in Waiouru. Crete Haami asked me if i knew Papa Hautapu, and i said i was seeing you the next weekend in Flaxmere and i would ask you. I remember your reaction and the korero that followed. I told Crete that you were Papa Hautapu and he was your cousin twice removed on his mothers side. I remember the korero we had about the falling brick, falling brick. A nice memory shared. Can't say i am happy about the whanau trust you put in place. Well S*** happens, Just gotta deal with it. Moe mai ra.
    Public - Whetu - Direct descendant - 8 January 2021



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  • External links
  • References
    • Gurr, Robert M. (1995). Voices from a border war : a history of 1 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1963 to 1965. Melbourne, Vic.: Robert Gurr. AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 8 May 1964, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.139-150 AWMM
    • Last Post - New Zealand Malaya Veterans Association AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM
    • DECEASED, 1 NZ Regiment, 1961-63 – Internet resource. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM


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21 March 2021CarolHavelock NorthOther
08 January 2021Whetu47 Roslyn Street, Taumarunui, 3920Direct descendant

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